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Editor's Preface. 

'T^HESE ANNALS have, in later times at least, usually 
gone by the name of the * Annals of Clonmac- 
noise.' In the book itself there is nothing to show 
why it should be called by this name. No doubt it 
gives a special prominence to the history of those 
parts of the country on both sides of the Shannon 
bordering on Clonmacnoise, as Teaffa, Meath, Brawnie, 
Ferkeall, Annaly, Roscommon, Hymany, Moylorg, and 
to the families inhabiting them, the MaGeoghagans, 
O'Melaghlens, O'Molloys, O'Feralls, O' Conors, M c Der- 
mots, O'Kellys, O'Roircks; and indeed the chief value 
of these Annals arises from the historical details given 
of these districts and families which are not found to 
the same extent elsewhere. Frequent mention is made 
of St. Queran, who was not only the founder of Clon- 
macnoise, but the patron saint of the men of Connaught, 
as we know from the ' Saltair na Rann'; whereas few 
of the other Irish Saints are mentioned and only in a 
passing way, if we except St. Ruadhan of Lorrha, and 
St. Columkille, founder of Durrow, both of which 
places are in the neighbourhood of Clonmacnoise. In 
the Censura of the Guardian of the Franciscan Convent 
of Donegal, prefixed to O' Donovan's edition of the 
' Annals of the Four Masters,' mention is made, among 
the books from which extracts were made by the authors 


vi Editor* s Preface. 

of that work, of the ' Book of Clonmacnoise.' O' Dono- 
van thinks the reference is to the book that now goes 
by that name; not so O' Curry, who believes they are 
entirely different books, for the reason that the work 
used by the Four Masters came down but to the year 
1227, whereas this one ends with the year 1408. 

Nor is there any clue to the author's name through- 
out the work. He is said to be 'an authentic author 
and worthy prelate of the Church, that would say 
nothing but the truth,' ' a great Latinist and Scholler,' 
yet ' he could not get his penn to name the Kings of 
England or other foraigne countryes by their proper 
names but by such Irish names as he pleased to devise 
out of his own head.' He was Irish too, if we judge 
from his sympathies shown by ' the reproachful wordes 
which he layeth down in the ould books and which he 
declared of an evil will he did beare towards William 
Burk,' commonly known as William FitzAdelm, and 
which the translator will not insert in his translation 
* because they were uttered by the author for the 
disgrace of soe worthy and noble a man as William 
Burk was.' Nearly all the Irish writers agree with 
the author of these Annals in their estimate of William 
FitzAdelm; indeed the passage in the 'Annals of the 
Four Masters,' referring to his death, seems to be but 
a transcript of this passage. Giraldus' estimate of him, 
almost equal in incisiveness and terseness to Sallust's 
character of Catiline, is well known ; but then Giraldus 
is hardly to be relied on when he commends any one 
of his own relatives or censures those with whom he 
was not connected by blood. 

The original work was in Irish. The translator 
more than once refers to 'the ould Irish book out of 

Editor* s Preface. vii 

which he wrote,' 'to the ould Irish book which he 
translates, out of which many leaves were lost or 
stolen,' ' to certain years that are missing in mine 
ould Booke.' And even the whole of the book is not 
given by the translator : ' the ould Irish book by longe 
lying shutt and unused, I could hardly read, and left 
places that I could not read because they were alto- 
gether grown illegible and put out ' ; and he asks to 
be excused 'for not naming the King's deputies and 
Englishmen therein contained by their right names, 
for I goe by the words of the ould booke and not by 
my owen invention.' 

The original was supposed to be in the possession 
of the family of Sir Richard Nagle some fifty years ago, 
a descendant, by his mother's side, of the transla- 
tor. There was a belief that it contained certain facts 
tending to their discredit, which that family did not 
wish to have made known, and for this reason they 
would not allow it to be examined; but perhaps this 
unwillingness arose from a desire to keep secure 
possession of what was looked on by some members 
of them as a family relic. 

These Annals begin with the Creation and end with 
the year 1408. The translator points out that several 
parts of the original work are missing, as from 1182 
to 1199, and again from 1290 to 1299, and he shows 
how such books were destroyed, not merely by the 
chronicles being burnt by the Danes, 'but by taylors 
being suffered to cutt the leaves of the said books 
(which their auncestors held in great accoumpt), arid 
sliece them in long peeces to make theire measures off.' 

To show the value set on this book by students of 
Irish history, we need but mention two facts: first, 

viii Editor"* s Preface. 

that it was one of the works which the Irish Archaeo- 
logical Society intended to publish ; second, that 
very copious extracts have been made from it by 
O' Donovan to illustrate the text of the "Annals of 
the Four Masters." 

The translator was Conell, or Conla, MaGeoghagan, 
of Lismoyne, Co. Westmeath, who, O'Clery, in his pre- 
face to the * Succession of the Kings,' says, * prized and 
preserved the ancient monuments of our ancestors, one 
who was the industrious collecting Bee of everything that 
belongs to the honour and history of the descendants 
of Milesius and of Lughaidh, son of Ith, both lay and 
ecclesiastical, so far as he could find them.' He 
dedicated this translation to his brother Terence 
Coghlan, whose family was among the last to uphold 
and practise the old Irish tribal customs. It was 
finished April 2oth, 1627, in the 'Castle of Leyeua- 
chan,' or Lemanaghan, the remains of which still exist 
six miles south-west of Clara, in the King's County. 
The original manuscript of MaGeoghagan' s transla- 
tion is lost, but there are several copies of it, one in 
the British Museum, another in the Library of Trinity 
College, catalogued F. 3,19, both made by Tadhg 
O'Daly. The latter is that from which this book has 
been printed. It was made in 1684. The copyist 
goes somewhat out of his way to censure both the 
author and the translator for their partiality to the 
descendants of Heremon, the Hy Neill, to the pre- 
judice of those of Heber, the MCarthys, O'Briens, 
and their co-relatives of the south. 

Of the translation O' Curry says : ' It is written 
in the quaint style of the Elizabethan period, but by 
a man who seems to have well understood the value 

Editor 1 s Preface. ix 

of the original Gaedhlic phraseology, and rendered it 
every justice, as far as we can determine in the 
absence of the original.' The copyist's introduction 
will remind the reader of the pompous style of com- 
position in use among the hedge-schoolmasters half a 
century ago. I have printed the whole just as it 
stands in O' Daly's copy. The orthography is such 
as will lead no one astray, and if an editor begins to 
' improve ' on such things, it is not easy to know 
where to stop. 

The thanks of the Royal Society of Antiquaries 
of Ireland are due to the Board of Trinity College, 
who kindly permitted a copy to be made of their 
manuscript for the purpose of printing this book. 

D. M. 

NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1896. 







INDEX, 329 



A B o o k e 

all the Inhabitants o f Irel<* since the 
creacon of the World untill the Conquest of ye eng : 
WHEREIN is shewed all the K?. of Clanna Neuie Firvolge 
Twathy Dedanan & the sons of Miletus of spaine. Translated 
out of Irish into English faithfully and well agreeing to the 
History de captionibus Hiberniae 1 Historia Magna 2 , & other 
authentick Authors. Partly Discouering the yeares of the 
raignes of the s d K?. w th the manner of theire governm ts 
& alsoe the deaths of Diuers saints of this Kingdome as 
dyed in these seuerall raignes w th the Tyranicall rule & 
Gouernment of the Danes for 2 1 9 Years. 

A brief Catalogue of all the K> of the seuerall 
races after the comeing of S 1 - Patrick until Donnogh 
m c Bryan carried the crown to Roome, & of the K s that 
raigned after untill the tyme of the conquest of the english 
in the 20 yeare of the raigne of Rory O'Connor, Monarch 
of Ireld. 

of certaine things hapened in this kingdome after 
the conquest of the english untill the sixt yeare of the raigne 
of King Henry the fourth in the yeare of our Lord god 1408. 

"LeijceojA -p5|Aio1:>neon J^IATTI^L 


pn -Dine 
-605 t)o Uictic Aintopof he 3 . 

1 C, Hibernice. i.e. The Leabhar 3 h6. 'Illustrious, choice reader, 

Gabhdla, or Book of Invasions, writer, he searched the writings of 

compiled by the O'Clerys in 1630. the schools. Here he sets forth 

O'Curry's MS. Materials, p. 168. his treasures before thee as the 

z H. Magna. i.e., The Seanchus ignorant do not conceive.' Tadhg 

Mfr. Ibid., p. 16. O'Daly. 

B 2 



I haue presumed (Courteous reader) to premonish you of 
some both preposterous mistakes used by the translator in 
this booke in Immitacon (haply) of the prototypon or primitiue 
whence it was extracted and Deriued, for he being reputed a 
curious crittick & a good Chronicler, as certainly he professed 
himselfe to be & therefore noeways ignor* of the right anti- 
quitie & just Lotacon of the sons of Miletus of Spaine, through 
this voluntary Mistake, procliuity, or partiall Inclinacon to 
Heremon (of whom he Descended), the youngest sonne of the 
s d Miletus except Herenan & Dissonant to his scientificall 
knowledg), hath promiscuously & unjustly (though in way of 
a two late Colourable excuse he Demonstrates not onely a 
recantation, but alsoe himselfe to be a kind of ambedexter, 
neutralist or indifferant party) delt w th Heber the while in 
Postponeinge not only the scept and ifamilies Descended of 
him, but also Heber himselfe after the said Heremon and his 
scepts & families in all or most places of this booke, & 
because that either in auoyding of the noysome clam 3 , In- 
ueterate grudge hatred & malice of certaine knowne persons 
or in Loathsomeness by alteracon to Disorder the Industry- 
ousnesse of the obliedging Translator I haue inconfusedly and 
imutablie Transcribed his work, (onely the augmenting of some 
marginalles for your good, nothing relateing to any dislocation 
& the compileing of a Confuser, yett according to the pages 
somewhat orderly index, Importunity preventing it from being 
alphabeticall, Whereby concerning my obliuious omission I 
must be contented to stand in one predicant which must be 
always one of the post with the translator untill my next 1 

1 A line of the manuscript has been cut off here by the binder. 

6 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

skilfull friends in Chronologic I am right sorry clipoeum 
post vulnera sumo, it is good to be wise by other mens follys, 
and therefore courteous reader, to the end y t you should not 
participate of the cruditie of my Cruelly bleeding wounds or 
of the voluntariness of the translators mistakes I obtestate 
before you enter profoundly into the perusall of this booke 
yt you be Indifferently possessed by assurance of Hebers 
Refulgent antecedency & priority in antiquity of life and 
Death privious Determinacon & end thereof in maintenance 
of his & his successors theire just right & lawfull prerogatives, 
and least excecated Ignorance, obstinacy violent elation, 
partiall, resolute proteruity, or else the odiousness of your 

to atribute Heber and his said scepts theire 

just dues should diuert you from 

with my postulated request : for your bett r encouragm 1 to 
comply, &c. 


AMONG all the worthy & memorable Deeds of K. Bryan 
Borowe sometime K. of this Kingdome, this is not of the 
least accoumpt, y* after he had shaken off the Intolerable 
Yoake & Bondage wherew th this land was cruelly tortured & 
harried by the Danes & Normans for the space of 219 yeares 
that they bore sway, & receaved tribute of the Inhabitants in 
Generall, & though they nor none of them euer had the name 
of K. or Monarch of the land yet they had that power as 
they executed what they pleased & behaued themselves soe 
cruell and pagan-like as well towards the eclesiasticall 
as Temporalls of the K.dome, that they broke downe theire 
churches and razed them to theire very foundations and 
burnt theire books of Cronicles & prayers to the end that 
there should be no memory left to theire posterityes & all 
Learninge should be quite forgotten, the said K. Bryan seeing 
into what rudenesse the kingdome was fallen, after settinge 
himselfe in the quite Governm* thereof, & restored each 
one .to his auntient Patrimony, repayred theire Churches 
and houses of religion, he caused open schoole to be kept 
in the seuerall parrishes to Instruct theire youth, which by 
the si Long warrs were growne rude and altogether illiterate, 
he assembled together all the nobility of the K.dome as 
well spirituall as temporall to Cashell in Mounster, & caused 
thern to compose a booke contayning all the Inhabitants, 

8 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

euents and scepts that lived in this land from the first peo- 
pleing, Inhabitacon and Discouery thereof after the creacon 
of the world untill that present, which booke they caused to 
be called by the name of the psalter of Cashell 1 , signed it 
w th his owen hands together w th the hands of the K s - of 
the five provinces, & alsoe w th the hands of all the Bushops 
and prelates of the K.dome, caused seueral coppyes thereof 
to be given to the K s of the provinces, w th straight Charge, 
that there should be noe credit giuen to any other Chronicles 
thenceforth, but should be held as false, Disannulled & quite 
forbiden for ever. Since w ch time there were many septs 
in y 6 k.dome that liued by it, & whose profession was to 
Chronicle and keep in memory the state of the K.dome as 
well for the time past present & to come, & now because 
they canot enjoy that respect & gaine by their said pro- 
fession as heretofore they and theire auncestors receaved 
they set naught by the s d knowledg, neglect their Bookes, 
and choose rather to put their children to learne eng : than 
their own native Language, in soe much that some of them 
suffer Taylors to cutt the leaves of the said Books (which 
their auncestors held in great accoumpt, & sliece them 
in long peeces to make theire measures 2 off) that the pos- 
terities are like to fall into meere Ignorance of any things 
hapened before theire tyme. 

Ireland in ould time, in the raigne of the s d K. Bryan 
& before was well stored with learned men and colledges 
that people came from all partes of Christendome to learne 
therein, and among all other nations that came thither 
there was none soe much made of nor respected with the 
Irish as was the english & Welshmen, to whome they 
gave severall Collages to Dwell and Learne In, as to the 

1 Psalter of Cashell. The author for Mac Richard Butler. O'Curry's 

is usually said to have been Cormac MS, Materials, p. 19. Keating 

MacCullenan, king of Munster often makes mention of it in his 

and bishop of Cashel. There is H. of Ireland. 

in the Bodleian library a copy 2 Measures. See Wilde's Lough 

of some parts of it made in 1454 Corrib, p. 202. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. g 

englishmen a collage in the towne of Mayo 1 in Conaught, 
w ch to this day is called Mayo of the english, & to the 
Welshmen the town of Gallen 2 in the K s County, w^ is 
likewise called Gallen of the Welchmen or Wales, from 
whence these said twoo nations haue brought theire char- 
actors, espetially the eng : saxons as by confering the old 
saxons Characters to the Irish (w ch the Irish neuer change) 
you shall find little or no Difference at all. 

The earnest Desire I understand you haue to know these 
things made me to undertake the translating of the ould 
Irish booke for you, w ch by longe lying shutt & unused I 
could hardly read and left places, that I could not read 
because they were altogether growne illegible & put out ; 
& if this my simple Labour shall any way pleasure you 
I shall hould myselfe thorough recompensed & my payne 
well Imployed, w ch for your owene Reading I have done, 
& not for the reading of any other Curious fellow that 
would rather carp at my Phrace, then take any Delight in 
the History & In the meane time I bid you heartyly farewell, 
from Leyeuanchan 3 the Twentyeth of Aprill Afio Dni 1627. 

Y r very Loveing Brother 


1 Mayo. Six miles west of Clare- Healy's Ireland's Ancient Schools 

morris, Co. Mayo. It was called and Scholars, p. 526. 

Mayo of the English, as it was 2 Gallen. Near Ferbane, King's 

founded for English monks who had Co. A monastery was erected here 

come with St. Colman from Lindis- by St. Mochanog in 492. Archdall's 

fame. An account of its foun- Monasticon, p. 396. 

dation as well as of the monastery 3 Leyeuanchan. Now Lema- 

of Inisboffin, off the south-west naghan. The castle of the Mageo- 

coast of Mayo, will be found ghagans is still standing ; close by 

in Bede's Historia Eccles. Anglo- are the remains of the ancient 

rum, IV. 4, and in the Most Rev. Dr. church of St. Manchan. 

io The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

The names of the severall authors w ch I have taken for 
this booke 

Saint Colum Kill 1 , sainte bohine 2 , Collogh O'More 3 Esq r , 
Venerable Bede, Eoghye O'Flannagan 4 arch dean of Ardmach 
and Clonfiachna, Gillernew Mac Conn ne mboght, archpriest 
of Cloniuckenos, Keilachar Mac Con als Gorman, Eusebius 
Marcellinus 5 , M c Oylyne O'Mulchonrye 6 and Tanaige O'Mul- 
conrye, 2 professed Chroniclers. 


from Adam untill the Deluge there were yeares 1656 
from the Deludge untill Abrahams tyme - 0292 
from Abr. untill the Departing out of egypt - 0500 
from the Departing out of Egypt untill the 

building of the temple of Sollomon 

from the building of the Temple untill the 

Captiuity in Babylon 

from the returne from the Captiuity untill ) 

the Machabees Tyme, 

from the Machabees tyme untill Herods, &c. - 0134 

1 St. Colum Kill. The only works composed a tract on the pagan 
of his are the account of the miracles cemeteries of Ireland. None of his 
of St. Patrick and some poems and works have come down to us. See 
prophecies. O'Curry's MS. Materials, p. 138. 

2 St. Bohine. Rewrote a Life of 5 Eusebius Marcellinus. His 
St. Columkille and some prophecies. chief historical works are his Eccle- 
He succeeded St. C. as abbot of siastical History, up to A.D. 324, 
lona. O'Reilly's Irish Writers, and his Chronicon, containing 
p. xl. chronological tables from the Crea- 

3 C. O'More. He is not men- tion to theaoth year of Constantine' 
tioned either by O'Reilly or O'Curry. reign. 

Keating often gives him as an 6 M '. O'Mulchonrye. The An- 

authority. nals of the O'Mulchonrys was 

4 E. O'Flannagan. He is men- one of the books from which the 
tioned in the Leabhar na hUidhri Four Masters compiled their An- 
as one of the authors from whose nals. Two of the name assisted in 
works Flann of Monasterboice the compilation of this latter work. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 1 1 

ADAM in the 130 yeare of his age Begatt Seth, and after- 
wards Adam Liued 800 yeares & in all he liued 930 yeares. 
Seth in the io5 th yeare of his age Begatt Enos, and liued 
afterwards 137 yeares. Enos in the Qo th yeare of his adge 
Begatt Cainan and liued after his Birth 815 yeares. Cainan 
in the yo th yeare of his age Begatt Malalle and liued himself 
after 840 yeares. Malalele in the 65 th yeare of his age 
Begatt Jareth and liued after 830 yeares. Jareth in the 62 nd 
yeare of his adge begatt Enoche and liued after 800 yeares. 
Enoche in the 65* yeare of his age Begatt Methusalem, 
after whose Byrth He Waked with God. Methusalem in 
the age of 187 yeares Begatt Lamech and liued himself after 
782 yeares. Lamech in the yeare of his adge 182 Begat 
Noeh and liued after 595 yeares. This yeare of Lamech's 
age came the woman called Cesarea 1 or Keassar accom- 
panied onely with three men and 50 Women to this Land 
which was the first habitacon of Ireland, though others 
say yt this land was first Discouered and found by three 
fisher men 2 who were sayleing in these parts of the world, 
and Because they made noe Residence in the Land I will 
make noe mention of them. 

The 3 men that came with the said Keassar were called 
Layerie, Bethe, and ffintan. Leyerre after 7 years con- 
tinuance in the Land Dyed, and was the first that ever 
Dyed in Ireland of whome Ardleyren 3 (where he dyed and 
was entered) tooke the name. Beth Dyed at the mount 
called Sliew Beth 4 . Fintan survived and was Drowned 

One branch of the family were 2 Fisher men. See Keating' 

hereditary ollamhs of the O'Conors, of Ireland, p. 61. 

another of the O'Briens. The An- 3 Ardleyren. O'Donovan thinks 

nals F. M. say, ' Mailin, the most this is Ardamine, five miles south- 

highly respected and honoured of west of Gorey, Co. Wexford, where 

all the poets of his time,' died in there is a curious moat. 

1441. Tanaige, his son, died in * Sliew Beth. Twelve miles north 

1446. of Clones, Co. Monaghan. The 

1 Cesarea. For the bardic ac- Annals F. M. say he was buried 

count of C. and her companions, see under a earn. There is a townland 

O'Grady's H. of Ireland, pp. 72-81. here called Cam Mor. 

1 2 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

where the Generall flood did ouertake him. Keassar Died at 
Keassra 1 in Connaught and soe euery of the 50 women were 
Drowned where each of them was ouertaken as my Author 
Eochy O'Flannigan Reporteth, whoe giueth no credit to that 
ffabulous tale of many that giue out that fintan Liued in 
Ireland before the fflood, shunned himselfe from the violence 
thereof In a caue at Lochdeirke untill the flood was past 
and then after liued 2 in the Kingdom for many Hundred 
years, w<* is a thing contrary to Holy Scripture w<* sayeth 
that all the world was Drowned in the Generall fflood 
saueing Noech and his 3 sonnes Sam, Cham, and Japhett 
with their 4 wives. 

This Keassar was neace unto Noeh, his Brothers Daughter. 
A Little before The flood the Arke was made, and in the 
600 yeare of Noeh's age came the flood, wc h is the first 
age of the world, from Adam to the fflood and Contayneth 
1656 yeares, and according to the 70 Interpreters of the 
Hebrews 2242. 

The second age is from the flood to Abraham and con- 
tayneth [292 yeares, or as the Interpreters aforesaid viz 1 , the 
70 Interpreters of the Hebrews 940.] 

Noeh haveing but 3 sonnes as aforesaid, Gaue them three 
parts of the world, that is to say to Shem Asia, to Cham 
Africa, and to Jaffet Europa. and because Miletus of Spaine 
and his nephew Lauthus (of whom all Ireishmen and Ireish- 
scotishmen are Descended) came from the Race of Japhett, 
I will Discourse of him and leaue to speake of his 2 other 
Brothers Shem and Cham as Impertinent to the thing I 
haue in hand, saue onely that I Intend to speake a Little 
of the Monarches of the Assirians, Medes, Gretians, and 
Romans as the occasion of my History shall Require ; 

Ireland long time after the flood lay wast untill about 
the Yeare after the Creation of the World 1969 and after the 
flood 313 yeares in the 21 year of the age of the Patriarck 

1 Keassra. On the Boyle river. deluge and lived to the coming 

2 Lived. So, too, the Leabhar of St. Patrick. Keating's H. of 
na hUidhri says he survived the Ireland, p. 69. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise, 13 

Abraham and alsoe in the I s * yeare of the Raigne of 
Semiramis then monarches of the world in Assiria. 

Bartholeme a Gretian Born of Morea and his 3 sonns 
Rowrye, Slaynge, and Laughlen fleeing out of Greece for 
Murderinge his one father & mother execrablie to help one of 
his friends and kindsmen to the Gouernment of that Kingdom 
landed in Ireland with such as followed him about the 17 A of 
May in the same yeare and there continued with such as 
Descended of him 269 yeares, whereof he gouerned himself 30 
years after all which time spent all that then Remayned 
aliue of them to the number of 9008 persons from the first 
Monday in May untill the next Monday after Dyed of a 
suden Infection upon the playnes of Moynealta 1 . It was 
called Moynealta 1 , Because all the foule in the kingdome for 
the most parte Gathered themselves there to shunn them- 

At his coming into Ireland hee found but three laughs and 
nyne Rivers in the Kingdom, The laughs were called Laugh 
Luymnin 2 , Laugh Forareawan 3 , and Finlogh 4 in Connacht. 
The Rivers were called the Liffie or Rurhagh, Lye 5 , Moye, 
Slygeagh 6 , Sayuer 7 , Bwaise 8 , Banne, Mayowne 9 , and Finn. 

In his time he Diuided Ireland into foure parts, one to 
each of his 3 sonns and the 4th to himselfe, and for that 
Ireland was then all couered with woods, hee and his sones 
made manye plaines by cutting Down the woods w ch after did 
turn the contry to great good, and was the only thinge 
worthe the memory that was don in that second Inhabitation 
of Ireland, Dureinge w ch time of 269 yeares, that is to say 

1 Moynealta. i.e. the plain of 6 Lye. The Lee, thatflows through 
the birds, extending from Howth to Cork. 

Tallaght. 6 Slygeagh. Now the Gitley, 

2 Laugh Luymnin. The ancient which flows through Sligo. 

name of the Shannon from Limerick 7 Sayuer. The ancient name of 

to the sea. the river Erne. 

* Forareawan. NearSliabhmish, * Bwaise. The Bush, which falls 

Co. Kerry. into the sea near the Giant's Cause - 

4 Finlogh. In Erris, county of way. 

Mayo. 9 Mayowne. The Mourne. 

14 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

from the i2 th of Semiramis Raigne to the 33 rd of Baleus the 
second there Raigned in Assiria Being the first monarch and 
Monarch 8 Monarches w ch was first begun by Nibroth sonn of 
Chus, who was son of Cham, who was sonne of Noeh. 

Ireland after the death of Bartholeme and his People was 
30 yeares waste and desolate dureinge which time Assiria 
was Gouerned by too Monarches, that is to say, Baleus 
Secundus, 19 yeares, and Altades, n yeares. 

Culloch O'More sayeth that it was wast but the said 30 
yeares onely ; the first of the before Recited monarchs was 
Semaramis who Rayned 30 yeares, Sameas Nimas 38 yeares, 
Arius 30 yeares, Araleus 40 yeares, Baleus 30, Armarkes 30, 
Bellochus 30 and Baleus Tertius 33 yeares. 




In the Later end of the Raigne of the said Altades, came 
Neuie M c Agamemnon with his foure sonns Into Ireland out 
of Greece, his sonnes names alsoe were Sdarne, Jaruanell, the 
prophett, Fergus Leahdearg, who had a son called Brittan 
the Balde, of whome all Welchmen are Descended, and 
Anynn w ch people Ruled Ireland 382 yeares. During w ch 
time there Gouerned in Assiria 13 Monarches w ch were 
Altades 21 yeares, Mamillus 30, Spartus 40, Ascatades 41, 
Amintas 45, Belochas Junior 52, Belopares 30, Sphereus 20, 
Mancaleus 30, Mamillus 30, Lamprides 32, Sorares 20, and 
Lamp ares 18. 

Starna M c Nevie fought a Greate Battle in Dalriada 
against Conyn(ge) MC Fewer 7 yeares after their comeing. 
Conyngs tower was besieged both by sea and land with 
60000 men, that is to say 30000 by sea And soe many more 
by land, and in the end was Gotten by ffomores And 
destroyed. These ffomeres were a sept Descended from 
Cham the sonn of Noeh, that there liued by pyracy and 

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spoyle of other nations and were in those days very troblesom 
to the whole world. Many Laughs and Rivers broke out in 
their time. Many playnes were by them made, by cutting 
down the woodes, and Diging the Rootes of the trees, Alsoe 
they erected manye Rathes, these were the only thinges of 
marke Don by yt sept of Clann Nevye. In the End after 
longe strife and continuall vexeation such as were of most 
account of them were Driuen out of the country by the said 
troblesom sept of ifomores and went Back againe to Greece 
where they continued the space of 50 yeares or thereabouts. 
Dureinge w ch time of 50 yeares there Raigned in Assiria two 
Monarches w ch were Lampares 12 yeares, and Pannias 38 
yeares. At the end of w ch time they being overlayed by the 
exactions of the Gretians, and Desirous alsoe to recouer theire 
naturall contry which at the first they did quitly posses 
without strife or Interuption, and soe did Enioy the same for 
the space of 37 yeares after under the rule of nine Kings. 
This sept were called ffiruolge, there were 5 Brothers that 
were theire Chieftaines, the sonnes of Dela m c Loich that 
first Diuided Ireland into fiue partes. i . Slane theire eldest 
brother had the prouince of Leynster for his part, w ch con- 
tayneth from Inuer Colpe, yt is to say where the River of 
Boyne Intereth into the sea now called in Irish Drocheda 1 , 
to the meetinge of the 3 Waters by Waterfoord where the 
Three Rivers Syure, ffeoir 2 , and Barrow doe meete and run 
together into the sea. 2. Gann the second brothers parte was 
South Munster which is a prouince extending from that 
place to Bealaghconglaissy 3 . 3. Seangan the third Brothers 
part was from Belachconglaissy to Rose De Hoileagh, now 
called Limbricke, w ch is the prouince of North Munster. 
4. Geanann the fourth Brother had the prouince of Conaught 
contayneing from Limbricke to Easroe 4 . 5. And Rorye the 
5th Brother and youngest had from Easroe aforesaid to Inver 
Colpe w ch is the prouince of Ulster. The sayd fiue prouinces 

1 Drocheda. i.e. drochet atha, 3 Bealaghconglaissy. Keating 
the bridge of the ford. says it was ' at Cork.' 

2 ffeoir i.e. the Nore, an ffeoir. * Easroe. Now Ballyshannon. 

1 6 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

are Diuided into 33 Countyes. The whole kingdom Containeth 
184 Cantredes, and each cantred a hundred townes 1 . 

First Lynster contayneth 3 1 Cantreds w ch are Diuided into 
eight Countyes. Both the prouinces of Munster seauenty 
cantreds which are but seauen counteyes. 

Connaught 30 cantredes, six Countyes. Ulster 35 Cantredes 
which are 6 Countyes, and Meath eighteen Cantreds which are 
2 Countyes and counted to be the nth part of the Kingdom 
and for the goodness thereof was reserued alwayes for the 
maintanance of the monarch, and which was annexed by 
Kinge Twahall Teaghtwar 2 to the King's Royall seat of 

After makeing of which Diuision Slane theire said elder 
Brother by the Consent and election of his other 4 Brothers 
was chosen King, and was the first King that euer absolutely 
ruled in Ireland. There were 9 Kings of them one after 
another whose names ensue : Slane Raigned i yeare, Rowry 
Raigned 2 years, Gann and his brother Geanann jointly 
Raigned 4 yeares, Seangan Raigned 5 yeares, Fiagha 
Keannnan Raigned 5 yeares, Rional alg Riongall Raigned 6 
yeares, Foyngen Raigned 4 yeares, and Eochy mEirck 10 
yeares. Dureinge the saide ten yeares Raigne of the saide 
last Kinge Eochy m c Eircke there was noe Raine in Ireland, 
notwithstanding there was aboundance of graine and fruite 
and was the Last Kinge of that septe called fHrvolge and 
upon them came in the people called Twathy De Dannan out 
of Greece too, Being a Braunch of the same stock that 
ffirvolge were of and were kinsmen. Dureinge the time of 
ffirvolge, which was 37 yeares, there Raigned in Assiria 3 
monarchs to witt Pannias 7 yeares, Sosarmus nineteen yeares 
and Mitreus 1 1 yeares. Twany de danaan after they had spent 
much tyme abroad in learneinge nigromancy Magicke, and 
other Diobolicall artes wherein they were exceedingely well 
skilled, and in these Dayes accounted the Cheefest in the 

1 Townes. i.e. townlands. ardrigh from A.D. 76 to 106. More 

2 Twahall Teaghtwar. Re was about him later. 

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world in that profession, Landed in the west part of 
Connaught. ffirvolge hearinge of theire comeing made 
towards them, and meeting them in a greate plaine called 
Moytoyrey 1 in Connaught, fought w th them, where ffirvolge 
was ouerthrone and one Hundred thousand of them slaine 
with theire said King Eochy m c Eirche 2 , which was the 
greatest slaughter that euer was hard of in Ireland at one 




The Contry being thus conquered by Twany de Danann 
one Newae was theire first kinge and lost his Arme in that 
greate Battle of Maytory 3 , wh ch by the coning skill of his 
surgion and goldsmith whose names were Dyan Kight and 
Credyn, which were Passing skilfull in theire profession, as it 
did well apeare by the wonderfull cure they did, for they 
made a siluer hand and put on theire King which serued for 
all Interprises and purposes, and thereof he was called Nwae 
with the siluer hand. Dureinge the time his hand was in 
cure (which was 7 yeares) his kinsman Breasse was king, but 
he being well Recouered of his hurt was againe King of 
Ireland, and others to the number of 9 Kinges of that sept all 
whose names Doth follow : 

Breasse Raigned 7 yeares. Nwaey Raigned 20 yeares 
and was then slaine in Moyetorye in the battle aforesaid by 
ifomerie where ffomeries themselves for the most parte was 
slaine, and such of them as made escape from that Danger 
were quite Driven out of the whole Kingdom 2 7 yeares after 

1 Moytoyrey. Near Cong. See other sepulchral monuments in the 
Wilde's Lough Corrib, p. 217. neighbourhood. 

2 E. m'Eirche. He is supposed 3 Maytory. Called -northern M. 
to be buried under the earn on the It lies between Loughs Arrow and 
hill of Killowen. There are many Allen. 

1 8 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

the first Battle. After Breasse succeeded Loway Keyhleann 
(of whome Iniskihlean tooke the name) and Raigned 4oyeares. 
Andagha Raigned 80 yeares. Dealvoye Raigned 13 yeares. 
Fiagha m c Dealvoye Raigned 10 yeares. mKoyll Raigned 
10 yeares. m c Kight Raigned tenn yeares, and m c Greny 10 
yeares. These last 3 beinge 3 Brothers, the sonns of 
Kearmad Milvoyle were marryed to 3 sisters the Daughters of 
Fiagha m c Dealvoye, whose Daughters names were Banva, 
Foala, and Ere ; now for that the said three Brothers did in 
some sorte square about the Gouernment of the kingdom, 
there was order taken by their friends that the Eldest Brother 
should Raigne for the first yeare, the second for the second 
yeare, and the 3 rd the third yeare, and soe each of the Brothers 
took his turne of the Gouernment in that manner, with this 
promise Between them, that when any of the Brothers should 
be Kinge that 'then the Realm for that yeare should be called 
after the Kinge for the time Beinge his wifes name. By 
meanes whereof Banva, Foela and Ere are the names of 
Ireland euer since the 8 sonns of Miletus of Spaine came and 
conquered the whole Land, whose comming you shall 
understand soone in the Insueinge Discourse. 

But before I speake of them, It is fitt that I shall put the 
Reader in Remembrance as some of our Antiquarists affirme, 
that about this time Paris of Troye ravished and tooke away 
Hellen the wife of Menelaus In his one absence, & by the 
greate mediation and Intercession of Menelaus the peeres 
of Greece followed w th a greate Army and continued 10 
yeares wares with the Troyans, where in a certaine Cessation 
& truse made by the said partyes a certaine souldier named 
Alea 1 being vacant and Idle invented Dice and tables to 
pass away the wearisomeness of the tyme, of whome the Dice 
took the name. Alsoe aboute this tyme the art of medicine 
was first found by Apollo, or as others affirme, by his sonn 
Aestulapms. Orpheus of thratia the Inuentor of musike and 
cheefe Musistion of the Gretians florished about this Tyme. 

1 Alea. The Latin for dice, dice-playing. 

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Haueinge thus Digressed from my History I will now 
Returne where I left the same. 

Long before this Time Neale or Nioule mFenius ffearsy 
ancester of Clanna Miley from Scithia came to Egypt and 
there liued under the Gouernment of Pharao, and when the 
Israelites were in Discord with the Egiptians they landed 
at the place neare the Read Sea called Capacyront. This 
Neale came to converse with them and to know whoe they 
were that Landed in that place. Then Aaron the High 
Priest of the Jewes told him that they were Jewes, and how 
his Brother Moyses by the Helpe of God Brought diuers 
pleagues on the Egyptians for theire abuses &c. Then 
Neale and Earon falling into more friendly familiarity & 
Conuersation together, Neale asked him whether the Israelites 
had any victuals, whereunto Earon Replied & told him that 
they had but very little, for they came then from the Captivity 
and Bondage of the Egytians, soe as it were Impossible for 
them to haue but little sustenance. You shall command 
whatsoeuer I haue, said Neale & shall haue wheat and wine 
at y r pleasure. Whereupon Aaron repayred to the camp of 
the Isaraelites, and tould his brother Moyses & the rest of 
the courteous entertainment offered by the said Neale to 
them, whereof they were exceeding glad and went to the 
house of the said Neale, where they were wonderfully well 
used to their own Contentment. It was their Chance the 
same night that a snake did Runn ouer the partes of the 
Body of a Child that was in the House whose name was 
Gathelus, sonn of the said Neale for which the childe was 
extreame sicke. The snake left markes euerywhere on his 
Body where it was toched, thereupon the childs said ffather 
procured him to be Brought to Moyses, who after long pray- 
ing touched his sores with a Rod (wherewith he made a 
way through the Red sea) and immediately the Child was 
Restored to his perfect and former health, and with all 
Moyses said by way of a prophesye that God was pleased 
that noe snake or other venemous worme would euer after 
annoye or hurt that child or any of his posteritye and 

C 2 

2o The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

that no venomous Beast should neuer Dwell in the contry 
where the Issue and offspring of the Child would live, pro- 
phesied alsoe that there should many Kings, Princes, Saints 
and just men Descend of that child, which is the cause (as 
some are of opinion) that venemous beasts are not seen in 
this kingdome, others say that there was an Infinite number 
of them there untill the comeing of St. Patricke, and that 
they were bannished here hence, by his prayers. 

After all which past Neale conplayned to the Isaraellites 
how odious he would groe with Pharao for using any friend- 
ship with the Israelites. Moyses, Aaron, and the rest 
Requested Neale with his whole familie and followers to 
goe with them, and that if God did please to giue them the 
promised land they would giue him a good share thereof, 
& use him thenceforward no worse then one of themselues, 
or if he pleased to bark with them they would prouide some 
place for him on the seas Remote from the power of pharao, 
where he might quitely Remaine untill he had seen the finall 
end Between the Egyptians and the Isaraelites. Then they 
apoynted 3000 souldiers under Neale with command as 
admirall of theire fleete. Neale sayled Back to the place 
where the Egiptians were Drowned in the Red Sea, where 
he found certainely that pharao himself, together with 60,000 
footmen and 50,000 horsemen were Droned soe as there 
escaped none of the said number undrowned but one man 
whose name was Fasteus. Neale seeinge the Death of Pharao 
and his armye sheaked off all his feare and Determined to 
stay thenceforth in the Kingdome and to possese his share 
thereof for him and his posteritye for euer, soon after Neale 
Dyed, his sonne Gathelus succeeded in his place, whoe ac- 
cordinglye possessed the same until he Dyed and had issue 
Essrue, sonn of the said Gathelus, which Essre had alsoe a 
sonne called Srue who was sonn of Neale. Neale mac Fenius 
Farcy was son of Baath, whoe was son of Magog, whoe was 
sonn of Japhett, whoe was sonn of Noeh, whoe was sonn of 
Lameth, whoe was sonn of Methusalem, whoe was sonn of 
Enoch, whoe was sonn of Jaruett, whoe was sonn of Malaleele, 

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whoe was sonn of Cainan, whoe was sonn of Enos, whoe was 
sonn of Seth, whoe was sonn of Adam. 

About this Tyme these ensueinge laughs did first break 
out & spring, Lough da Keigh 1 , Laugh Grayne 2 , laugh 
Kymy 3 , laugh Bway 4 , laugh Baye 5 , Logh Finmeay, 6 and 
Laugh Raigh 7 . 

Labdon Raigned ouer the Isaraelites 8 yeares, the 3rd 
yeare of whose Raigne Troy was taken and Priamus killed. 
This Labdon being dead the Iseraelites serued the Phylis- 
tins for 40 yeares, he was of the tribe of Ephraim. Ascanius 
Aenaese films Raigned 39 yeares and founded the Cytty 
Alba longa. Sampson sonne of Manue was Judith 8 of the 
people 20 yeares. he was of the tribe of Dann. 




The most part of our Ireish Cronacles agree that the 
sonns of Miletus came to this land in the beginning of the 
destruction of Troy, & that Hermon and Heber sons ot the 
said Miletus Raigned together joyntly when Agamemnon 
with his Gretians came to that Destruction. The occation of 

^L.daKeigh. The ancient name 5 Z. Baye. Perhaps Lough Beagh 

of Waterford harbour. in Donegal. 

2 L. Grayne. Now L. Graney, 6 L. Finmeay. Now Garadice 

ten miles S.E. of Gort, Co. Galway. Lough, in the barony of Carrig- 

3 Z. Kymy. Now L. Hackett, in alien, Co. Donegal, 

the barony of Clare Galway. 7 L. Riagh.Rzax Loughrea, Co. 

*Z. Bway. Now L. Baa, near Galway. 

the village of Castleplunkett, Co. 8 Judith. Recte Judge : see 

Roscommon. Judges, xv. 20. 

2 2 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

theire coming is as followeth. In the yeare after the flood 
1245 being about the i2th yeare of the Raigne of Dauid king 
of Isarael & Judea, Gallo the sonn of Billus king of Scithia 
after surnamed Miletus of spaine for his manye and great 
exployets, heareing of the great wars w ch the Egyptians held 
then with theire neighbouring contryes, being before in some 
Displeasure at home for the strife that grew Between him and 
his Kinsman for the kingdom of Scithia & being alsoe him- 
self much given to warr, ambitious of honour & Desirous to 
encrease his name (as the manner of his contry was) passed out 
of Scithia with a number of his friendes, kinsmen & ffollowers 
into Egypt, where he was no sooner ariued then well enter- 
tained by the Egyptians, & in short time after did soe well 
aquite himself in theire seruice, that he was made Generall of 
theire armies & withall married the Daughter of Symedes 
then the Greatest prince in Egypt or Pharao as they did then 
commonly call theire monarch, his other Daughter was after 
married to Solomon, King of Jerusalem. This Symedes or 
Symenides by other authors is called alsoe Silagh & became 
soe great & mighty, that he had in his army 1200 chariots, 
60,000 Horses, and 400,000 footmen. 

After the Death of king Solomon & alsoe after the Depar- 
ture of Gallo out of Egipt he entred with the same into the 
citty of Jerusalem, Ransacked the cittye spoiled the Jews, 
& carried away all their Treasure & Jewells with him into 
Egipt. Some few years before this was don, when Galle saw 
that his father-in-law was quiete at home and could command 
his neybours abroad, & after that Dwelt in Egypt 6 years or 
somewhat more, he tooke leaue of his friendes there and w th 
a number of his Depend 18 did pass on Towards Parthia & en- 
camped at the foot of a great Hill (which for good lookes sake 
he called after his wife's name Scota, at lenth after a long 
& wearisome jorney ; when he had been tossed too and froe 
for the space of 2 years he was wind-driuen into Portugall 
126 years after that king seased to rule that kingdom; 
Gargoris, surnamed Meliola for his skill in making of Hony 
being the last of them. Spaine was Diuided into prouences 

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amongst the princes thereof, soe it was much the sooner 
Brought under by Gallo who in less than one yeare ouerthrew 
the Spaniards in sundry fights, and cheefly in 3 great batles, 
after which victoryes, his wife Scota, Pharao his Daughter 
dyed. You are to understand (to make the History more 
manifest) that Gallo was thrice married ; first in Scithia to 
Seang Rifflar his Daughter, a great Prince in Scithia, by 
whome he had two sonns Begotten in Scithia which were 
called Don and Heragh Feura. Secondly to Scota Pharao' s 
Daughter (as is afore said) by whome he had alsoe 4 sonns 
borne unto him in Egipt, that is to say Heber the white, 
Avirgin, Ire, and Colp with the sword ; thirdly to Savia, the 
Daughter of Nicicorus, then the cheefest of Spaine, by whom 
he had likewise 2 sonnes which were Borne in Spaine, w ch 
were called Heremon and Herenan, and by that marriage he 
had great quiteness in Spaine all his lifetime after. 

In process of time being well multiplied in numbers, he 
Remoued some of his company into Biscaie, then called 
Colteberia, where they did Edifie Brigantia and aded thereto 
a great Tower that was named of the builder Breons Tower 1 , 
for soe Galloes grandfather was called Breowen, & soone 
after some of them came into Ireland, which hapened upon 
this ocation. Ithus mcBreowyn, sonn of him that built this 
Tower above mentioned, and uncle to the said Miletus, was 
Reputed for a wise learned and Great traueller, hearing of the 
good success his kinsmen had in Spaine, followed them 
thither. Being met & after great joy made on either side 
upon ocation of ffurther speech, told them of the manners and 
ffassions of sundry nations that he had seen, and more ouer 
told them that there was an Island that stood north East of 
Spaine of good Report as he alledged, which if he had once 
seen & taken notice of he would euer after live at home with 
his kinsmen, set up his Rest, and take such partes as they 

1 Breons Tower. A detailed de- by Rev. Dr. Todd ; it is also men- 
scription of it will be found in The tionedin Wilde's Voyage to Madeira, 
Ancient Lighthouse of Corunna, i. 13. 

24 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

had, upon this, within fewer Dayes after he made Ready for 
Ireland, went forward in his Jorny, and after his landing he 
made towardes the three Kings of Ireland, that were the 
Brothers married to the three sisters whereof I haue made 
mention before and lay them at Oleagh Neyde 1 and were at 
variance for the goodes, treasures, and Jewells, that then 
theire father-in-law and late predecessor King Fiagha 
m c Dealvoy left after him, which was a great thing in these 
days. When Ithus came in the presence of the said Kings 
he was very friendly & courteously entertained, & much 
made of by them, he to Requite their kind fauours, told them 
againe in a louing manner that they ought not to Disagree in 
any sort, for any worldly Ritches, being Brothers & friendes, 
as they were, and espetially in soe much that God Dealt so 
bountifully with them in sending them the Great Ritches they 
had in hand and such good soyle that yealdeth such abun- 
dance of all good Things meet for their sustenance of man, as 
wheat, Hony, fish, and foule, not onely sufficiently for theire 
one maintenance, But alsoe plentifull for the Relieueing of 
many of the nib rs , Being therewith all very temperate of itselfe 
& right meet for men to Hue in at ease. 

These words were soe carefully marked by the Brothers, 
and struck such feare into them that as soone as Ithus tooke 
his leaue of them they sent certaine of theire friends priuily to 
murther him by the way, as he Passed on towards his ship, 
thinking by that foule fact to preu' the worse, If he or any 
other by his means & instigation would couet soe good a 
Contry as he took theires to be, & soe in time troble them for 
their one, when noe such thing had been looked for or meant. 
Ithus in that manner was ouertaken, grieuiously wounded and 
the most part of his men slaine. The place where this 
murther was committed to this day is named Moynithe 2 
which is to say, Ithus his plaine, and at lenth with such of 

1 Oleagh Neyde. Keating says it 2 Moynithe. The plain along the 
was in the confines of Ulster. H. of river Finn, in the barony of Raphoe, 
Ireland, p. 122. Co. Donegal. 

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his men as were left him aliue, he gott him a shipbord all 
Bloody as he was, and soe sailing towards Spaine he Dyed 
by the way, when the ship landed his dead Corps was brought 
all mangled as it was before his Kinsmen, whoe upon the 
Report made by his men of their ill usage in Ireland took 
the mater uery Grieueously and presently swore the Reuenge 
thereof; when they had thoroughly consulted of the cause, 
they agreed of all hands to make ready for Ireland, & soe 
leaueing Gallo well settled in Spaine 40 of the chiefest of them 
in 30 shipps made towards Ireland, Galloes 8 sons being of 
the number, and the greatest in authoritye & Reputacon : but 
being come towards the shore about the iyth of May 2934 and 
the year before the birth of our Sauiour Jesus Christ the sonn 
of God 1029 as Collogh O'More setteth forth who was a uery 
worthy Gentleman and a Great searcher of antiquities, but 
Philip O'Sulivan 1 in his printed book Dedicated to Phillip the 
4th, King of Spaine, sayeth that they came in the yeare 
before the birth of our Saviour 1342 which is from this present 
year 1627 the number of 2966 yeares, Laestheness being then 
the 33rd monarch of the Assirians, they were kept of a long 
time from Landing for Twathy de Danan that were then 
Ruler of Ireland did use such witchcrafts, sorcerye, and other 
magick arts and Incantations that thereby they Did procure 
such tempest, stormes, and continuall contrary winds, that 
Diuers of the principle of them as Donn, Ire, and iferanan, 
three of the Brothers, were lost & Drowned, w th others of the 
best sort to the number of 100 besides Gentlewomen, Gentle- 
men, & others of less Reckoning. Some say that Donn 
was Drowned at a place in the Weast called Teahdoyne 2 or 
Don his house. They alsoe say that the picts heareing of y e 
great number of widowes in Ireland, came & married the 
Relict widows of the said Drowned persons & couenanted 
with the sons of Miletus that if they had failed Issue male, 

1 O'Sulivan. Histories Catho- z Teahdoyne. Keating says this 
lica Hibernics Compendium, t. i., was somewhere near the cliffs of 
1. iii., c. i. Skellig, in west Kerry. 

26 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

y* then the ofspring of Miletus should inherit theire Contry, 
which accordingly came to pass after a long space, for in 
Defect of their Issue one fergus 1 , the king of Ireland's son, 
was sent ouer into Scotland & was Inuested as King thereof; 
they were called Picts of a certain oyntment they used to 
paint theire faces w th all ; their land in English is called 
pictland 2 , in Irish quoc1i& qiucne&ch. 

After the Landing of the sonns of Miletus & Receaveing 
such Losses, they made forwardes towardes Taylten 3 where 
they were met with Tawthy de Danan & fought with them & 
after a cruell and bloody Bataile which lasted almost from 
morning untill night twathy De Danan were ouerthrone to 
theire utter Destruction, where m c Quoill, mKeght and 
m c Grenie theire 3 Kings with their three wivs Ery, Fodla, 
and Banva were slaine. 

This people Twathy de Danann were most notable Magi- 
sians and would work wonderfull things thereby ; when they 
pleased, they would they would troble Both sea and Land, 
darken Both sonn and Moone at theire pleasures. They did 
frame a great broade stone which they called Lya Fail 4 , or 
the stone of Ireland, by theire art and placed the same at 
Tarragh, which by Enchantment had this property : when 
anyone was borne to whome to be a King of Ireland was 
predestinated, as soone as the party soe Borne stood upon 
this stone forthwith the stone would giue such a shouting 
noyse that it was hard from sea to sea, throughout the whole 
Kingdom, which presently would satisfie the party standing 
on the stone, and all the Rest of his future fortune to the 

1 Fergus. Surnamed Mor. He published by the Irish Archaeological 
was son of Ere, son of Eochaidh Society, p. 121. 
Muinreamhair. He and his brothers 3 Taylten. Now Teltown, mid- 
went to Scotland about the year 506 way between Navan and Trim. See 
of our era. See Adamnan's Life of Wilde's Boyne and Blackwater, 
St. Cohimba, edited by Reeves, p. 149. 

P- 433; * Lya Fail. See Petrie's History 

2 Pictland. On the origin of the and Antiquities of Tar a, p. 159, in 
name and the history of the Picts, Transactions of the R.I. A., vol. 
see Nennius, Historia Britonum, xviii. He says it is still at Tara. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 27 

Right of the Crowen, this stone remained a long time in 
the King of Ireland's pallace of Taragh, whereon many 
Kings and Queens were crowned untill it was sent ouer 
into Scotland by the King of Ireland with his sonn ffergus, 
who was created the first King of Scotland on that stone, 
and for a long time after all the Kings of Scotland receaued 
theire Crownes thereon untill the time of King Edward the 
first, King of England, whoe tooke the same as a Monument 
from thence into England in the wares between him and 
Scotchmen & placed it in Westminster abby, where many 
a King of England haue been likewise Crowned thereupon, 
& is to be seen there amongst other monum ts this day. 

These Twathy de Danan ruled in Ireland for the space of 
197 years, under the Gouernment of 9 Kings, During w ch 
time there Gouerned in Assiria seuen Emperors or Monarchs, 
to witt Mitreus 15 yeares, Tulanes or Tantanes 22 yeares, 
Tarileus 40 yeares, Thineus 30 yeares, Dercilus 40 yeares, 
Euphalus 30, and Loasthenes 12 yeares. 

Soon after this Conquest made by the sonns of Miletus 
theire Kinsmen and friendes, they Diuided the whole King- 
dome amongue themselues in manner as followeth : But 
first before they landed in this land, Tea the daughter of 
Louthus, that was wife of Heremon, Desired one Request 
of her husband & kinsmen, wh ch they accordingly Granted, 
w ch was, that the place shee would most like of in the 
kingdom should be for euer after called after or by her 
name, And that the place soe called should be euer after 
the principle seat of her Posteritie to liue in, and upon their 
landing she chose Leytrym 1 which is since that time called 
Taragh, where the Kings pallace stood for many yeares 
after, and which she caused to be called Tea-mur, mur in 
Irish is a town or pallace in English, and being joined to 
Tea maketh it to be the town, pallace, & house of Tea. The 

1 Leytrym. For an account of the extracts from the ancient writers 
the former names of Tara and on Amergin and Fintan, which are 
the origin of its present name, see given Ibid., p. 129. 

28 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

south part was for 6 of them, whereof Heber the white, 
Louthus sonn of Ithus, Ehan m c Vga, Un m c Uga, Chahir, & 
fulmann were the number. The north part was allotted for 
7 of them, who were Aeremon, Ebrick m c lre, Avirgin, 
Goisdean, Seaga, Sorge, and Souarge. Heber the white 
was king of the south, and Heremon king of the north. 

Within one year after this Diuision by the procurement 
and seting on of theire wives that fell at Debate for some 
places allotted to them as theire share of the said Diuision 
as Droym-tinyn 1 and Droym Bethi 2 faught a great Battle at 
Argedrosse 3 al Gessil 4 where Heber the white was slaine, 
and on the other side Gosdean, Seaga, and Sorge, then 
Heremon himself was king of all the kingdome alone, and 
was the first of Clanne Mille and igth king of Ireland; he 
made two kingly rathes, the one named Rathonie 5 in the 
land of Kwalann and Rathbehie 6 over the riuer of Feoire. 
He made Crwachan or Criowhan Skeihuell 7 King of Dow- 
rancha 8 King of Lynster ; he sufered the 4 sonnes of Heber 
to enjoy the 2 kingdomes or prouences 9 of Both the Monsters 
whose names were Ere, Orba, Ferone, and Feagna. He 
allowed the kingdome of Connaught to Un m c Uga, and 
the kingdome of Ulster to Ebricke m c lr. This last Diuision 
of Kingdomes was made the i3th year of Laesthenes 
monarch of Assiria. In the time of Heremon Donsovarke 10 
and Donkearmna 11 with a number of such other places of 

1 Droym-tinyn. The ridge of 7 Skeihuell. He joined the Mile- 
hills between Castlelyons, Co. Cork, sians on their landing and helped 
and the south side of Dungarvan bay. them to defeat the Britons. See 

2 Droym Bethi. Near Loughrea. Keating's H. of Ireland, p. 150. 

3 Argedrosse. On the Nore, two 8 Dowrancha.K tribe of the Fir- 
miles below Ballyragget. bolgs, usually called Damnonii. 

4 Gessil. Midway between For- 9 Prouences. i.e. Desmond and 
tarlington and Tullamore. Ormond. The district called Tho- 

6 Rathonie. Rathdown, Co. mond, i.e. North Munster, formerly 

Wicklow; the territory was formerly belonged to Connaught. 

called Cualan. 10 Donsovarke. Now Dunseve- 

6 Rathbehie. In the parish of rick, three miles east of the Giant's 

the same name, in the barony of Causeway. 

Galmoy, Co. Kilkenny. The rath ^Donkearmna. A fort on the 

is still in existence. Old Head of Kinsale. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 29 

note were made by himself and his people. In his time 
there was a Battle fought between Avirgin and Cahire at 
Cowle Cahire 1 , where Cahire was slaine. The Riuers of Bros- 
nagh, Suck, and Eihnie 2 did first break out and some laughs 
to the number of six. There was another Battle fought 
between Heremon and Avirgin where Avirgin was slaine 
at Bile Tanna 3 and fought another called the Battle of 
Comar 4 , where Un m c Uga, Ean, & Ehan were slaine, and 
when Heremon was King of all Ireland and victoriously 
Raigned 14 yeares, Dyed at Argedrosse and was with great 
and solmne funerals buried at Rathebehie on the riuer of 
Feoire. He had Issue 4 sonns, but before I proceed any 
further I will Laye Down unto you the severall septs Decended 
of Heremon especially the cheefest of them, and then after 
the septs of Heber, Ire, and Lauthus, to the end the Reader 
may know them. 

.O'Neale of Tyrone, o'Donell, o'Moyledory 5 o'Doherty, 
o'Cahan, macLaghlen, o'Donnoyle and o'Boyle are the 
o'Neals of the north. o'Melaghlen, o'Kelly Brey 6 , o'Mulloye, 
Mageoghagann, o'Ffox, magauley, o'Byrne, o'Sheile, 
maCarhon, o'Mullanna with Divers others are the o'Neals 
of the West. O'Connor Donn, o'Connor Roe, and o'Connor 
Sligo, o'Roirk, o'Reylie, Magmahon, o'Madden, maGwier, 
o'Kelly of Imainie, o'Neaghtin, mKiegan, m c Donnell of 
Scotland, and others are Descended of Heremon, but not 
of the o'Neals but of other collatterall kinsmen. Also 
macMurrogh of Lynster, o'Connor of Affalie, macGille- 
patrick, o'Broyne, o'Toole, o'Doynn, o'Dempsye, o'Colgan, 
o'Heredin, o'Nolan, o'feilan, and others are of the said 

1 Cowle Cahire. The name is near the hill of Usneagh. 

now obsolete. 5 o'Moyledory. They were chief- 

2 Eihnie. The Inny, which falls tains of Tyrconnell in the ninth and 
into the north -eastern angle of Lough tenth centuries. The name is now 
Ree. extinct. 

3 Bile Tanna. Probably Billy- 6 Brey. The plain between 
wood, in the parish of Moynalty, Dublin and Louth ; called Magh 
Co. Meath. Breagh and Bregia. See Annals 

4 Comar. Now Kilcomeragh, F. M., ii. 879. 

20 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Descent. The scepts of Ire, son of Miletus, are Magenis 
Viscount of Ivhagh, o'Ferall, o'More, magranell 1 , o'Connor 
of Corcomroe, o'Connor Kiery, macartan &c. The scepts 
of Heber the white : Macarthy, o'Brian, Mainemarye 2 , 
macochlan, o'Kenedy, o'Gartie 3 , o'Harie, macMahon^ 
o'Hiffernan, maCrathe, m c Brian, o'Harlagh, o'Finallan, 
o'Dea, some say that Powers 4 , Eustaces 5 , and Plunketts 6 , 
are of the said sept. o'Keruell 7 too whoe should not be 
forgotten. The scepts of Lauthus, sonn of Ithus : o'Heirais- 
scoll, o'Coffie, o'Flynn, Maglannchye of Dartry 8 and others &c. 

Hauing treated of the Raigne of Heremon, it is necessary 
that I Relate unto you whoe suceeded him in the kingdom. 
The three eldest sonns of Heremon, Moynie, Layne, and 
Lwyne were kings joyntly after theire said father and Diuided 
the kingdome into three partes among themselves, & soe 
Rayned together for three years. Moyne dyed at Crwachan 9 
in Connaught, Layne and Lwyne were slain by the 4 sons of 
Heber the white, wh ch were called by the names as before 

Ere, Orba, Ferone and Feargna, sonns of Heber the white, 
when they had slaine the said joynte kings, succeeded them- 
selues in the Gouernment of the Kingdome & Raigned but 
one quarter of a yeare when they were all slaine by Iriell the 
prophett, Youngest sonn of King Heremon, in the Battle of 
Ardlaura 10 . 

1 MagrannelL Now anglicised supposed to be of Danish descent. 
Reynolds. 7 o'Keruell. Of Ely O'Carroll, 

2 Mainemarye, Mac Namara of which included the south-west of 
Co. Clare. King's Co. and a part of Tipperary. 

3 o' Gar tie. i. e, O'Fogarty of 8 Dartry. A barony in the west 
Elyogarty, in Co. Tipperary, of Co. Monaghan. 

4 Powers. This family is descen- 9 Crwachan. NowRathcroghan, 
ded from one of the first Anglo- midway between Elphin and Boyle, 
Norman settlers in this country. Co. Roscommon. This was one of 

5 Eustaces. The origin of this the ancient palaces of the Kings of 
family is very uncertain. We have Connaught, and later their burial- 
discussed the subject in the Journal place. See a description of it by 
of the Co. Kildare Archceological O'Donovan in Annals P.M., iii. 204. 
Society for 1893. 10 Ardlaura. i.e. Ardleyren. 

6 Plunketts. They are usually See antea, p. 1 1 . 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 3 r 

Iriell the prophet afterwardes succeeded as king, whoe 
did cut down and make smooth 12 plains, to witt, Moyrched 1 , 
Moyelly 2 , Moylawra 3 , &c. He made alsoe seven principle 
rathes. He fought a Battle at Ardanmaith 4 , where Sorge 
mDufF was slaine, another at Teanmay 5 , where Eochy 
Eigeann, king of Fomoraghes, was likewise slaine, and the 
third alsoe he fought at Loghanmoye 6 , where Loway, Roch 
m c Maffias was slaine, and Dyed himself at Moymwaye 7 when 
he had Raigned 10 years. 

Ethrial his sonn succeeded him and made seven playnes 
that is to say Mayessil 8 , &c. He was slaine in the battle of 
Rocean 9 by Convoyle or Convallo m c Heber the white, after 
he Rayned 10 years. 

Convallo or Convoyle mHeber was the first absolute king 
of Ireland of y e Munster men. He did overthrow the sept of 
Heremon in 25 batles, and at lenth was slaine himself in the 
battle of Eawyn-Vacha 10 ; he raigned 20 years and was slain 
by Tygernwas the sonn of king Erial aforesaid. 

Tigernwas was king of the kingdome. He overthrew the 
offspring of Heber the white in 27 Battles within one yeare, 
whereof the field of Clonkwase 11 in the conty of Teffa 12 , the 
battle of Kille 13 where Rochork m c Gollann was slaine, the 

1 Moyrched. Morett, near Mary- flows ; it rises in Virginia Lake, Co. 
borough. Cavan, and falls into the Boyne, at 

2 Moyelly. In the parish of Kil- Navan. 

managhan, King's Co. g Rocean. Perhaps Magh Reigh- 

3 Moylawra. Perhaps Moygara, ne, in Ossory. See Annals P.M., 
in the barony of Coolavin, Co. i- 860. 

Sligo. w Eawyn-Vacha. Emania, or the 

4 Ardanmaith. The name is now Navan fort, of which more later, 
obsolete. n Clonkwase. Now Cloncoose, in 

5 Teanmay. Obsolete. the barony of Granard, Co. Long- 
6 Loghanmoye. Perhaps Lough- ford. 

moe, midway between Thurles and ia Teffa. The ancient name of 

Templemore. Longford and the western half of 

7 Moymwaye. i. e. Maghmuaide, Westmeath. 

Knockmoy, six miles S. of Tuam. 13 Kille. Or Elne, the district be- 

8 Mayessil. The plain through tween the rivers Bann and Bush, in 
which the Aele, now the Blackwater, Co. Antrim. 

32 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

battle of Commor 1 , the ouerthrow of Kliew 2 , where ffearagh (of 
whome Carnefery tooke the name) was slaine with the Rest of 
the battles which were very long and tedious to particularize, 
in soe much that almost he mad an end of the scept of Heber 
and Besides his fortunate and lucky success in Battles he was 
the first that caused standing cupes to be made, the Refining 
of gold & silver, & procured his goldsmith that dwelt near the 
Lyffie (named Ighdonn) to make gold & silver pines to put in 
men & womens garments about theire neckes, and alsoe was 
the first that ever found the Dyeing of coulered 3 cloathes in 
Ireland. Many famous laughs and pooles sprung in his tyme, 
as Lough Foyle, Lough Sileann 4 , &c. He Dyed a famous, 
victorious, and worthy king when he had Raigned 30 years. 

Cearmna finn and his Brother Sovarke the sonns of Ebrick 
m c lre were the first kings of Ireland that euer Raigned of the 
house of Ulster 5 . They Divided the whole kingdome amongst 
themselves in 2 parts. One of them Dwelt in Doncearmna, 
the other at Donsovarke ; the one was king of the south, and 
the other king of the north, w ch Division Remayned soe for 
the space of 100 years. King Kearmna fought a field where 
Eochie Edgohagh was slaine and was himself soone after 
slain by Eochie Fewerglass, king of Fomaraghes when they 
had nobly raigned 20 years. 

Eochie Fewerglass son of king Convallo tooke upon him 
the Government of the kingdom, he Broke 6 7 Battles upon his 
enemies, that is to say the overthroe of Lwacherdea 7 and the 
field of Dorymlehan 8 where Smirgol was slaine, with 5 other 
fields, he was 1 2 yeares king and then was killed by Fiagha 

Fiagha Lawrynne was then king, he gave Divers overthroes 

1 Commor. O'Donovan has not borders of Cavan and Longford, 
identified this place, the name being 6 Ulster. -z. a of the descendants 
a common one. of Ir, son of Milesius. 

2 Kliew Obsolete. e Broke. An Irish idiom. 

3 Coulered. Purple, blue, and 7 Lwacherdea. Slieve Lougher, 
green. Annals F. M., i. 43, and N.E. of Castleisland, Co. Kerry. 
Keating, H. of Ireland, p. 155. e Dorymlehan. Drumlahan, in 

4 L. Sileann. L. Sheelin, on the Co. Cavan. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 33 

to the sept of Heber and amongst the rest that of Gathly 1 is 
not to be forgotten where mFevis mEochy Fewerglasse was 
killed, another where Laugh Eirne stands now, which soon 
after Broke out. In this tyme the river Lawryane 2 did first 
break out of whome he took that surname. He Raigned 
8 yeares, and at last was slaine by Eochy Momo of the scept 
of Heber, of whcme Munster was called or named. 

Eochy Momo raigned 10 years and was slain by Enos 
Olmoye. 3 

Enos Olmoye was king and a valiant one. Strangers 
made many Invasions in his time, but he coragiouslie with- 
stood and Drove them out with the cost of theire Bloods and 
lives by giueing them many bloody ouerthroes and covered 
Divers fields with heapes of theire slaughtered Bodies, that 
underneath they could scarcely get Buriall for them ; he was 
of the scept of Heremon and was slaine by Enna Argheagh, 
whoe was of the scept of Heber when he had rayned 6 years. 

Enna Argheagh was king and was the first king that caused 
silver Targets to be made in this land and Bestowed abundance 
of them bountifully on his friends and nobilities in generall. 
He raigned 24 years and was slain by Rogheaghty m c Moyne. 

Roheaghty Raigned 1 1 years & then was slain by Sednie 
Art of the house of Ulster. 

Seadna Art Raigned 18 yeares & was slaine filthily and 
unnaturally by his one sonn Fiagha Finnsgohagh. 

Fiagha Finnscohagh succeeded his father and was sur- 
named ffifisgohagh of the abundance of white flowers 4 that 
was in his tyme ; and was slaine by his one trusty friend, 
Mownemon. The ould Irish proverb fell out truly with him, 
that inasmuch as he unaturally killed his one father, another 
in whome he Reposed fatherly trust should kill him. He 
Raigned 24 years. 

1 Gathly. Gayly, in the barony or the Great Destroyer. 

of Iraghtyconor, Co. Kerry. 4 Flowers. These flowers were 

2 Lawryane. O'D. conjectures found full of wine, so that the wine 
this was the Cashen river, Co. Kerry, was squeezed into bright vessels. 

3 Olmoye. i.e. of the Great Swine, Annals F. M., i. 53. 

34 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Mownemon was the first king that ever Divised goldin 
chains fit to be worn about men's neckes and Rings to be put 
on theire fingers, which was then in great use, he raigned five 
yeares and then Died. He was of the sept of Munster. 

Aldergoid his son succeeded him, in his tyme rings of gold 
were much used on men and women's fingers in this Realme ; 
he was slaine by Allow Fodla 1 of the house of Ulster after he 
had Raigned 9 yeares. 

Allow Fodla of the house of Ulster was king of Ireland & 
of him Ulster tooke the name. He was the first king of this 
land that euer kept the Great feast at tarragh called Feis 2 
Tarach which feast was kept once a yeare, whereunto all the 
kings friends and Dutifull subjects came yearly and such as 
came not were taken for the kings enemies, and to be prose- 
cuted by the law & sword as undutifull to the state. This 
king was soe well learned and soe much given to the favor of 
Learning that he builded a faire pallace at Tarrach, onely for 
the learned sort of this Realm to Dwell in, at his own peculiar 
cost & charges, of whome he was soe much againe beloved 
and Reverenced that ever after his house stocke and family 
were by them in theire Rimes and Poems preferred before 
any others of their equalls of the Irish nation ; alsoe at Divers 
Times after when the nobilitie of Ireland had proclaimed y e 
utter abollishinge and Bannishing 3 of poets out of the land 
they were protected & maintained from tyme to tyme by the 
Issue of this king, as on a time one Moyle Cova, 4 king of 
Ulster, who was of his Discent, kept and maintained in his 
one house for the space of a whole year the number of 360 
Irish poets ; 6 of his Children succeeded him one after another 

1 Allow Fodla. Usually written counted in the Saltair of Tara, that 
Ollamh Fodhla, i.e. chief poet of is, the Book of the Ardrigh of Erin.' 
Ireland. See Keating's H. of M'Firbis, in O'Curry's MS. Ma- 
Ireland, p. 160. tertals, p. 218, 

2 Feis ' This was the great con- 3 Bannishing. See the Introd. to 
vocation of the men of Erin, and vol. v. of the Ossianic Society' s ub- 
which was continued by the Kings lications, Keating's H. of Ireland, 
of Erin from that down every third p. 370, and Adamnan's L. of St. 
year, to preserve the laws and rules, Columba, p. 79 n. 

and to purify the history of Erin, and 4 M. Cova. He was slain in 646. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 35 

as kings of this land without any other comeing betwixt them, 
which good never hapned to noe other before him. He Died 
at Taragh a famous king rich learned wise, and generally 
well beloved of all men, and Raigned 40 years. His right 
name was Collawyn. 

Fineaghty his eldest sonn succeeded him, he was soe called 
of the aboundance of snow that fell in his time, & then Dyed 
in Moyniss 1 in Ulster, when he raigned 20 yeares. 

His brother Slanoll was king after him, During whose 
Raigne the kingdom was free from all manner of sickness. 
It is unknowen to any of what he Dyed, but dyed quietly in 
his bed, & after that he Remained 5 years Buried. His body 
did not rot, consume, or change collour, he raigned 26 years. 

Geye Ollogagh, king Ollowe his third son, raigned after 
his said Brother. Observers of antiquity affirm of him that 
the Conversations of his subjects in general in his tyme was 
as sweet Harmonye to one another as any musicke, because 
they liued together in such amitye, concord, and attonem* 
amongst themselves that there was noe Discord or strife 
heard to groe between them for any cause whatsoever. He 
founded Doncowole Sivrille now called (for avoiding of 
bawdiness) Kellis, he raigned 18 years. 

Fiagha 4th son of king Ollow was the next king that suc- 
ceeded after his said Brother & raigned 8 yeares, he was a 
good king, though I cannot recoumpt any notable thing that 
happened in his time. 

Bearngal mGeye, Grandchild of the said king Ollow, was 
king 1 2 years, in his time there was continuall warres which 
brought great scarsitye of victuals throughout the whole 
Kingdome, he was slaine by his one cousin germond Olleal, 
king Slanols sonn. 

Oillell was king 15 yeares and then was slaine by Siorna 
mDeyn of the sept of Heremon, whoe was he that violently 
tooke the Government of the septer of this land from the sept 
of Ulster. 

1 Moyniss The barony of Lecale, Co. Down. 


2 6 The Annals of C/onmacnoise. 

Siorna (after slayning thus the king) was king himselfe, in 
whose time Lawgire m c Lowagh brought in Fomoraghs into 
Ireland. King Siorna went to meet them at the Bogg of trogy 
in Kyonnaghta 1 with all the forces of the Kingdome, where a 
cruell Battle was fought between them with such .vehemensy 
that almost both sides perrished therein, with ouerlabouring 
themselves & especially the Irish nation with theire king 
alsoe. Loway & Kisarme king of the Fomoraches were slaine, 
others write that king Siorna was slain by Rohaghty Roha 
mRoayne, when he had Raigned 2 1 years, it is alsoe reported 
of him that he liued an outlawe one 100 years together before 
he was king and that onely against the Ulstermen. 

Rohaghty was the first king that ever used coaches w th 4 
Horses in Ireland. He raigned 7 years and at last was burnt 
by wild fier 2 at Dunsovarkie. He was a very good king. 

Elim Olfinsneaghty was king for one yeare, he was soe 
called because it raigned snow continually that yeare. he 
was slaine by Giallcha m c Oillealla Olcloin. 

When first Giallcha was made king he tooke hostage of 
every of the chiefs of the 5 provinces. He raigned tyranni- 
cally 9 years, and was in the end slain by Art Imleagh of the 
sept of Heber. 

Art Imleagh was king and builded 7 Downes or paleces 
for himselfe to Dwell in them to Recreate himself. After 6 
years raigning he was slain by Nowafinfaile. 

Nowafinnfaile of the sept of Heremon was K. and was 
slaine by Breasry sonn of K. Art Inleagh after he had 
reigned 13 years. 

Breasry raigned king 10 yeares, in whose time Fomory 
came again into Ireland ; but he overthrew them in many 
batles and did quite expell them out of the kingdome. He 
Dyed at Came anlwayne 3 and was much Lamented in 

Eochy Ophagh, captaine of the former kings Guard, he 

ta. Perhaps K. Breagh, 2 Wild fier. z. e. lightning. 
i n ancient Meath. 3 Came anlwayne. -Not identified. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 37 

was of Corkelaye, 1 usurped the kingdom & name of king 
thereof after the former kings death and obtained the same 
but one year. There was great faintness generally ouer all 
the whole kingdom once euery month during that year, and 
was slain by Finn m c Braha. 

Finn was king 20 years and was then slaine by Sedna 
Anerie, son of king Breasry. 

This Seadna was a worthy noble king and the first that 
Rewarded men with cattle in Ireland, many other good 
things he did, he raigned 14 yeares and was then slain by 
Symon Breachus. 

Symon Breachus ats Breake, was king 6 yeares and was 
then slain by Dwagh the foster son of Dea ; he was of the 
sept of Heremon. 

Dwagh raigned 8 yeares and was then slain by Moriegh 
Balgragh. Kimboy mFinton in his time was king of Ulster, 
which was about 450 years before the Incarnation. 

Morieagh raigned but one yeare when he was slaine by 
Enna the red, sonn of king Dwagh. 

Enna reigned 5 yeares and then Dyed at Slievemis w th 
many of his people. 

Loway his son was king and raigned 5 yeares and was 
then slaine by Syrelaw m c Finn. 

Sirelaw was king, & was so called because he had such 
long handes that when he would stand or be a horseback he 
could without stooping reach to the ground, and was slaine 
by Eochye Fiemoyne and by his brother Conynge. 

These 2 brothers Eochy & Conynge raigned jointly 5 years, 
the kingdom of the north part was king Conynge's share, and 
of the south part king Eochies proportion. King Eogye was 
slaine by Loway mac Eochy na Keasse, U.MJA che&f. 

Loway e reigned 4 yeares. 

Conynge Begeglagh Raigned 7 yeares, he was soe called 
because he was never knowen to be afraid in his life & was 
at last slain by Art m c Lowaye. 

Corkelaye. i.e. of the race of See Miscellany of the Celtic Society, 
Lughaidh, son of Ith, son ofBreogan. p. 2. 

3 8 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Art sonn of king Loway raigned 6 years and was slaine 
by Dwagh Layer. 

Oilleall the sonn of K. Art succeeded his father in the 
kingdome and after he had raigned 9 yeares, he was slaine 
by Argedwar Fiagh & Dwagh mFiaghy with their partakers. 

There was a battle fought between Argedwar and Fiagh 
where argedwar was ouerthrone, another they fought at 
Breauie 1 where Fiagha was slaine by Eochy m c Oillealla Finn, 
Dwagh lagragh with the progeny of Heremonn did gather all 
theire forces together and Drew Argedwar to soe narow a 
plung that he was Driven to goe to sea 7 yeares, During 
which time Eochy m c Oillealla Finn was king. At last 
Argedwar & Dwagh accorded and made peace & friendship ; 
Then joyning theire forces together they came unknowen to 
the king upon him. The king being then at the feare of 
Cnockany, 2 where they slew the king with many of the 
nobilityes of Munster, and raigned but 7 years as aforesaid. 

Argedwar succeeded him and was a valiant king. He 
raigned 26 yeares and then was slaine by Dwagh Lagragh 
and by Loway Laye. 

Dwagh then after reigned 10 years & was slaine by 

Loway was K. 4 yeares and was slaine by Hugh Roe 
macBayorne of the house of Ulster. 

Hugh Roe was king 7 years Dihorba m c Dimaine of 
Usneagh in Westmeath then called Meath was K. 7 years 
& Kimboy mFintan of Eawinn Macha 7 years. These three 
being of the House of Ulster raigned together, at this time 
Eawinn Macha and Ardmach were first founded by one 
Macha that was Daughter to the s d K. Hugh Roe, which 
happened after this manner : 

There were 3 kings of Ireland at once. All were kinsmen, 
Hugh, Dihorba, and Kymboye aforesaid, and because they 
liued together in some contention for the kingdome, for theire 

1 Breauie. There are two places 2 Cnockany. Near Bruff, Co. 
of this name, one in Co. Donegal, Limerick. See Keating' s H. of 
the other in Co. Mayo. Ireland, p. 253. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 39 

better peace and security there was order taken for theire 
agreement in theire Government that each of them should 
rule 7 years orderly one after another without Impediment of 
any of the rest, & for making good the same, there were 7 
magisians, 7 poets, and 7 Lords of the principal of the Ulster 
nobilitie chosen out to see that agreement firmly kept, the 
magisians by theire art to work against him that the same 
agreement would break what they could, the poets to chide 
and scould at them in their Rhimes & writings with as great 
a Disgrace as they might Invent, which was a thing in these 
days much feared 1 by the Irish nation, and the seven principal 
lords to follow & prosecute the violator with fier & sword. 
But all this was not necessary for the preservation of theire 
agreement for they did agree without any square at all, untill 
at last K. Hugh Roe was drowned in Easroe (of whome that 
easse or falling of the water took the name 2 ) leaueing no issue 
behind him but one only daughter named Macha Mongroe (in 
Irish Macha w th the red tresses of haire). She soone after her 
father's Death chalenged her father's part of the kingdome due 
unto her by as her proper Right, which was denied her by 
king Dihorba & king Nymboye saying that it was unfit that 
a woman should Govern the kingdom where the issue male 
had not failed, and that it was never seen before. Whereupon 
she challenged them both to give to yeeld her battle, w ch they 
were redy to doe and did accordingly where K. Kimboy was 
ourthrone, & K. Dihorba slaine. Then shee took upon her 
the Governm* as Queen & behaved herselfe very honorably 
untill K. Dihorba's 5 sons named Beaha, Brasse, Beaaghah, 
Wallagh, and Borbeasse, being nobly given challenged theire 
fathers part of the K.gdom as Queen Macha did before, w ch 
she Denied them and said as shee got their Right by the 
sword they should not haue theirs but by the sword too : wh ch 
as soone as they knew they Gathered together their forces 

1 Feared. On the satire (aer] in use * Name. He was buried in the 

among the bards, see O' Donovan's mound over the cataract, which from 

preface to O' Daly's T. of Ireland, him was called Sith Aodha, now 

and Ware's Antiquities, ii. 136. Mullaghnashee. 

4o The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

and fought a strong batle against her, where they were put to 
flight and after all Driven to the wilderness of Conaught for 
theire Reliefe & safety. Soon after that overthrow given she 
married king Kymboy being her own neare kinsman and of 
the contrary faction, after w ch marriage she Disguised herself 
like a poor woman all alone (when shee understood that king 
Dihorbas sonns went to Conaught to seek them out) & 
followed, and w T hom she at last found in a wild and Desert 
wood in y e west of Conaught all alone, none with them but 
themselves, siting by a fire, and as it should seem mightily 
afraid, Dressing a wild bore for theire sustenance. When she 
came near seeing her a poore woman (as shee shewed to be) 
they Desired her to come neare them and enquireing of her 
many things & newes, such as she could tell without offence, 
which shee in a suptile manner Did, and after long-talk & 
speeches the eldest of them looking very earnestly on her and 
having better view of her, said to the rest of his Brothers, that 
she was a very faire woman well eyed & limed, and that he 
would needs use her carnally, & with that carried her 
presently aside from them, where he began to abuse her ; 
& when she found him there all alone, she took a hard gripp 
upon him and Gaue him a fall, and neuer suffered him to rise 
until shee did bynd him fast enough both hand and foot by 
meere strength, and soe left him there and came herselfe where 
the rest of the Bretheren were, after leaveing him close corded 
in a Bush. They Inquired where she left the man that went 
with her into the wood. He is (said shee) ashamed to shewe 
his face before you after committing soe vile a fact as to 
abuse himself w th a poore old & beggarly woman. Let him 
be nothing ashamed (said they) for we will do the same act as 
he Did, she seemed to be sorry thereat, and went with the 
first of them a contrary way & used him as shee did the first, 
and soe the rest after one another and when they were bound 
then shee Brought them to one place, & conveighed them to 
a friends house of hers, that was hard by, and from that 
brought them to Ulster, all the best sort desired to put 
them to Death presently as malefactors and offenders of the 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 4 1 

kingdome, but the Queen s d it would not be soe, for it was 
(said shee) against the Royalty of a prince and the Laws of 
armes that men of their condition should be put to death, but 
yett (said she) they must for theire offences committed build 
for me the Rath of Eawyn 1 Macha as a Ransome reproachful 
for them to pay & convenient for me too take, which place 
shall be called after my one name and shall be always the 
Royall seat of the kings of Ulster, which work was presently 
taken in hand by the said prisoners, & for the speedier finishing 
thereof, she compelled the Munstermen to help them, & at last 
was finnished with wonderfull Celerity, and in the same shee 
& the kings of Ulster her successors kept their pallace and 
place of Residence for the space of 855 years after. It was 
built 450 years before the birth of Jesus Christ and was rased 
and broken down again for spight to Clanna Rorie by the 
three brothers the three Collaes sonns of Eochy Dowlen, who 
was sonn of king Carbry Liffechar. Her husband king 
Cymboye died 7 yeares before this Queen, and she Ruled the 
land with Discretion, liberality, & severity as her occasions 
did Require, was in the end slaine by Roheaghty Rihdearg 
and was much commended for her noble mind, virtue, and 

Roheaghty Rihdearg was a good king and after he had 
reigned 9 years he was Diservedly slaine by Owgany More, 
son of king Eochie Bway whoe in and from his childhood was 
nourished and well fostered by King Cymboye & Queen 
Macha, as well as if he had been theire one naturall child. 
The manner in those dayes was to bring up noblemens 
children, especially theire friends, in princes and great men's 
houses, & for ever after would call them fosters 2 and love 
them as well as theire own natural father. 

Owgany More was K. after he had reuenged the death of 

1 Eawyn Macha. See Keating' s Celtic peoples of fostering, see Davis' 
H. of Ireland, p. 182, and Reeves' Discovery, &c., p. 179. The Brehon 
Ancient Churches of Armagh, Laws, enter into great details about 
p. 37. the duties of fosterers to those in 

2 Fosters, On the custom among their charge. 

42 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Queen Macha by killing K. Roheaghty. Some of our anti- 
quarists affirm in their old writeings that this king Conquered 
all the land to the tirrhian sea. 1 He married Cesarea the 
king of frances Daughter with very great pomp & Royaltie & 
had by her 25 children, that is to say 22 sonns & 3 daughters, 
he Divided Ireland into 25 parts among them, a part to each 
of them, which Division Continued 300 years after, untill the 
kings of the provinces almost quenched the Remembrance 
thereof, viz 4 , to his son Cowhagh Koylebry was alotted the 
Country of Brey, where the lordship of Taragh stood, to 
Cowhagh Minn Mooreheyvmye, 2 to Loygery Lorcke the 
lands about the river of Liffie, to Foyldio Mayfea, 3 to Name 
Mamemoye, 4 to Fergus Reyne, 5 to Narb Moynarb, 6 to Carrey 
Moyargedrosse, to Tarry Moytar, 7 to Triah Triagharney, 8 to 
Syn Lwacherdea, to Bard Cloncork, 3 to Fergus Knoy the 
land of Desyes in Munster, to Orb Orney, 10 to Moyne Moyne- 
moye, to Sanv Moysainue now commonly called Meath, to 
Moriegh Male, Clieu Maile, 11 to Eachye Seolmoy, 12 to Lahra 
Laharna, to Marka a part of Meath which was reserved from 
Sanv, to Lowey Loyney, 13 to Carbry the land of Corran. 14 
These were the names of the sonns with their posterities 
proportions. To the Daughters alsoe were allotted as theire 
shares these ensuing lands, which the K. was pleased to give 
them towardes their preferments, because he had but a few of 
them : first to princesse Alvie Moyneailve, 15 to Ife or Eva 

1 Tirrhian sea. The Mediter- 8 Triagharney. Obsolete, 
ranean. 9 Cloncork, In the western part 

* Mooreheyvmye. Muirtheimhne, of Co. Limerick. 

the plain between Drogheda and 10 Orney. recte Aidhne, the dis- 

Dundalk. trict included in the present diocese 

2 Mayfea. In the barony of Forth, of Kilmacduagh. 

Co. Carlow. n C. Matte. O'Mattey's Country, 

4 Mamemoye. Near Loughrea, along Clew Bay, Co. Mayo. 

Co. Galway. 12 Seolmoy. Now the barony of 

5 Reyne. In the barony of Kells, Clare, Co. Galway. 

Co. Kilkenny. Loyney. Maghline, Co. Antrim. 

6 Moynarb. In the barony of Corran. A barony in County 
Crannagh, Co. Kilkenny. . Sligo. 

7 Moytar. Perhaps Moytra, Co. Moyneailve. A plain in the 
Longford. southern part of Co. Kildare. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 43 

Moye Ife, 1 and to Morisk Moymoriske," the most part of 
which lands since the time of this diuision lost their old names 
and assumed these many Hundred yeares other names by 
which they are now knowen. Although the king had soe 
many children yet he none of this number that had issue 
male, but 2 only, which were Cowhagh Kolebrey and Lagery 
lorck, he raigned 30 yeares, one of the noblest and worthyest 
kings that ever governed this land before him. He was of 
the sept of Heremon and was slain by his one half brother 
Banncha m c Morehea in the Contry of Breawye. 3 

Of Cowhagh Koylebrey, K. Owganes sonn, are Decended 
4 principall houses, that is to say, Colman of whome the 
O Meleaghlyns and Hugh Slain the O'Kellyes of Brey, Conell 
& Owen, of whome the earles of Tyrone & tyreconnell, besides 
many other great houses in Meath, Ulster, Connaught, & 
kingdom of Scotland, w ch to avoid prolixity I omit to Re- 
count, between w ch 4 Houses the Crowen of Ireland remained 
for the most part in Diebus illis untill the Conquest of Ireland 
by K. Henry the second, king of England. 

About this tyme the monarch of the Assirians was De- 
stroyed by Arbatus & translated ouer to the Meaths. 4 But 
to our history againe. After king Owgany succeeded his 
sonn in y 6 Kingdom named Lagery lorck & was king 1 6 
years, and last was slaine by his one Brother Covhagh. 
Alsoe the said Cowhagh slew oilille Anye son of the said 
Lagery. After which foule fact done Lawry Longseagh, 
grand child of K. Owgany & sonn of Logery lorck was ban- 
ished by him, who Remained many yeares beyond seas, 
seeking to bring foraigners to invade this land, & in the end 
after long Banishment, his great Uncle the K. of Ireland 
made friendship w th him and bestowed upon him & his heires 
for ever y e province of Leinster, since which time there hath 
ever been mortall hatred, strife, & Debate between those of the 
provinces of Connaught, Ulster, & Leynster, the one Desend- 

1 Moye Ife. In South Tipperary. 3 Breawye. Magh Breagh. See 

2 Moymoriske. Murrisk is a antea, p. 29. 

barony in the south-west of Co. Mayo. 4 Meaths. Recte Medes. 

44 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

ing of K. Cowhagh, & the other of his Brother K. Lagery 
lorck. K. Cowhagh was Invited to a feast by his s d nephew 
Lawry, and there was treacherously burnt together with 30 
Irish princes in his one house. After he had raigned 
17 years King Cowhagh little regarded the Irish proverb 
which is, that one should never trust a Reconciled adversary ; 
this murther was Committed on the Barrow side at a place 
called Dinrye 1 or Beanrye and Diuers of the nobility were 
murthered there as aforesaid. Some say that the City of 
Roome was first founded about the beginning of this prece- 
dent Ks. Raigne ; alsoe Finn M c Baicke reigned then in 
Eawinn Mach as K. of Ulster. 

Lawry Loyngseagh after thus murthering his uncle suc- 
ceeded as K. of the kingdom, the province of Leinster took 
the name of him, for in the time of his Banishment he brought 
Diuers forriners into this land that were armed w th a kind of 
weapons w ch they brought w th them like pikes or speares w ch 
in Irish were called layny, 2 & were neuer before used in 
Ireland, of whome the leinster men took the name, and soe 
did Leinster itselfe ; he raigned 14 yeares & was slaine by 
Melge son of king Couhagh. Connor Moyle m c fuhie raigned 
then K. of Ulster twelve years. 

Melge was king 12 years and was slain by mCorb. logh 
Meilge 8 tooke the name of him. 

M c Corb was king 6 years & was slaine by Enos ollow, 
about this time was borne that famous Poet of the Romans 
Virgill in a village called Anais not far from Mantua. 

Enos was 7 years K. and at last was slaine by Irero, sonn 
of King Meilge, Neere about this tyme Pompeius was ouer- 
come by Julius Cesar and driven to take his flight into Egypt. 

After King Enos suceeded as K. Irero, who raigned 6 
yeares, & was slaine by Fear Corb. 

1 Dinrye. A short distance below The termination "ster" is supposed 
Leighlin Bridge, on the western bank to be Danish. The former name of 
of the Barrow. A large moat still the province was Gailian. 
remains there. 3 z . Meilge. Now L. Melvin, in 

2 Layny. Laighean, a spear. the north of Co. Leitrim. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 45 

Fear Corb was K. 7 yeares, and was slaine by Conlye 
Keywe 1 als the fine, sonne of Irero. 

Conlye succeeded in the Government of the kingdom 4 
yeares and then quitely Dyed in hes Pallace of Tarragh. 

Oillill his sonn succeeded next in the government of the 
Kingdom and Raigned 25 years & at last was slaine by 

Adamar was K. 5 yeares, & was slain by Eochy Altleahan. 2 

Eochy was king 7 yeares & was slaine by ffergus 
Fortawyle. 3 

ffergus was king 12 yeares & was slaine by Enos 
Twyrmeagh 4 at Taragh. 

Enos succeeded & was a very good king. He left issue 2 
Goodly and noble sonnes Enna Aynagh & Fiagha Firvara, 
the most part of the Kings of Ireland Decended of his son 
Enosa, & the kings of Scotland for the most part Desended 
of Fiagha, soe as the great houses in both those kingdoms 
Derive their pedegrees from them, he was of the sept of 
Heremon & Raigned 32 years & then Dyed quietly at Taragh 
in his bed. 

Conell Collawragh 5 raigned 5 years & was slain by Nia 
Sedawyn 6 . 

Nia was K. 7 years & was slaine by Enna Ayneagh. 7 

Enna Ayneagh succeeded him (being next unto him) as K. 
of the Realm & reigned 10 years, & was slaine by Criowhann 
Cosgragh. 8 

Criowhann was K. 4 yeares, & was slaine by Rowry 
mSitrick auncestor of the Clanna Rowrys, as of Magenyes, 
o'fferall, o More &c. 

1 Keywe. i.e. caomh, beautiful. 6 Sedawyn. Because in his time 

* Altleahan. i.e. of the broad the does (seadka) gave milk like 

house. the cows, through the incantations 

3 Fortawyle. i.e. the strong. of his mother. 

4 Tisayrmeagh. /. e. the prolific. 7 Ayneagh. /. e. the hospi- 
Ogygia, p. 264. Keating gives a table. 

different reason for the name. H. of 8 Cosgragh. i.e. the victorious, 

Ireland, p. 193. for he was successful in every battle 

5 Collawragh. i.e. pillar-like. which he fought. 

4 6 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Rowrye raigned 70 years, Of him are Desended many 
great houses In this kingdom & in Scotland. There were 
many K. of that house & were the Right auncient Ulster 
men, & were in those Days accoumpted second to none in the 
kingdom. The three cheef houses in Ireland were Conn, 
Araye, & Owen, I mean of the Irish Nobility, that is to say 
the house of Cashell in Munster, the house of Crwacha in 
Connaught, and Eawyn Macha in Ulster. Between which 3 
houses the Crown of Ireland Rested a great while. Rowry 
Dyed at Argedgryne 1 after many great acts were don by him, 
& was of Great fame for his long & peaceable Government, 
he had issue 4 sonns vidzt., Congall Claringneagh 2 Breasall 
Bodivo, Ross, and Ita. 

lonamar was the K. w ch succeeded Rowry, he raigned 
3 yeares & was slaine by Breasall mRowry als Breassall 
Bodivo. 3 

Breasall was K. 10 years, in his time there was such a 
merren of Cowes in this land as there were noe more (then) 
left alive but one bull and one Heifer in the whole kingdom, 
which Bull & heifer liued in a place called Gleann Sawasge, 4 
he was slaine by Loway Lwange, son of king lonamar afore- 
mentioned. Some say that the monarchy of the Romans 
began about this seasonn, & that Julius Caesar after that 
he had Conquered the Gales and Brittans was their first 
Emperour, & made the Brittans stypendiaries, since whose 
raigne there hath been Emperors w th them. 

Loway mTonamar raigned 15 yeares, & was slaine by 
Congal Claringneagh. 

Congal succeeded Loway in the kingdom, he did many 
notable acts of Chivalrye as there are Great volumbes of 
history written of his hardiness & manhood. He was slaine 
by Dwagh Dalta Dea when he had Raigned 1 5 years. 

1 Argedgryne. In the barony of the mortality of kine. Keating, 
Farney, Co. Monaghan. H, of Ireland, p. 195. 

2 Claringneagh. i.e. the flat- 4 G. Sawasge. i.e. the heifer's 
faced. glen, in Co. Kerry. See Annals 

* Bodivo. This word refers to F. M., i. 86. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 47 

Dwagh Dalta Dea 1 succeeded him, he raigned 7 years & 
During his raigne behaved himselfe uprightly & justly, & was 
slaine by Faghtna Fahagh. 2 About this time Julius Cesar 
was murthered in the Senate with Bodkins 3 by Brutus and 

Faghtna Fahagh was K. 24 yeares and was slaine by Eochy 
Feyleagh. Some of our writers affirm that our Saviour Jesus 
Christ, the onely Begotten sonn of God almighty, was borne 
of the spotless Virgin Mary about the i6 th year of this kings 
raigne, & that then Connor, sonn of y e said king Faghtna 
was king of Ulster, Oillill MRoss king of Connaught, 
Finnell mRosse k. of Leinster, Cowry m c Dary was king of 
one of the Munsters, and Eochy MLughta was king of the 
other province of Munster. 

Eochy Feyleagh 4 was king 1 2 years & then Dyed at Taragh, 
he was father to y* famous (but not altogether for Goodness) 
woman Meaw Crwachan 5 & to 4 other Daughters, as to 
Clehra of Munster, Ailby, Eihyn &c. But the lady Meaw 
was of Greater Report then the rest because of her great 
boldness, Buty, & stout manlyness in Giving of battles, 
insatiable Lust, her father allowed her for her portion the 
province of Connaught, & shee being thereof possesed grew 
soe Insolent and shameless that shee made an oath never to 
marry w th anyone whatsoever that would be stayned w th any 
of these 3 Defects and Imperfections as she accoumpted them 
vidz 1 w th jealousy for any Letchery that she should committ, 
w th unmanliness or Imbecillitie, soe as the party could not be 
soe bould as to undertake any adventure whatsoever were it 
never soe Dificult, & Lastly she would neuer marry with 
anyone that feared any man liveing. 

1 Dalta Dea. i. e. fosterer of loss of his two sons who were slain 
Deaghadh, his younger brother, at the battle of Drumcriadh. Ibid., 
Ibid. p. 196. O'Flaherty gives p. 197. 

another origin of the name. 5 M. Crwachan. So called from 

2 Fahagh. i.e. the discreet. Rathcroghan, where her father built 

3 Bodkins. i.e. small daggers. a residence for her. An account of 
^Feyleagh. i.e. the sigher; be- her death will be found Ibid., p. 

cause of his continual sorrow for the 214. 

48 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Eochie Oireaw 1 was the next K. & Brother to the former 
K. ; raigned 15 years & was then slaine & burnt by light- 
ning fire from heaven. 

Edersgel More suceeded, he raigned 5 years, and was 
then slaine by Nuada Noaght. 

Nuada Noaght 2 was the next K. after Edresgell. He 
Raigned half a year & was slain by conry m c Edersgell in 
the battle of Cliah in the Country of Idrona. 3 

Conary was K. 60 years & was burnt by Anckell, K. of 
Wales, his sonn by night in Brwyne da Dearg. 4 

Jesus Christ was crucified in his time, but some of the 
antiquarists afirm that our Saviour Jesus Christ was borne 
in the Raigne of K. Eochy Feyleagh, & not in the reign of 
Faghna fathagh & crucified by Tiberius Caesar in the raigne 
of Edersgall, K. of Ireland. 

It is thought that the nobility of Ireland obtained their 
libertie afterwards from the progeny of Vaghan more, 
Cosgragh mConnor raigned K. of Ulster 3 years. Cowchoul- 
len 5 the Heroicke champion of Ireland and Heber his wife 
Dyed. The Champion was killed by the sons of Calletin of 
Connaught in the 2 7 th yeare of his age. The Report goes 
that he killed a Ravenous and uenemous Dogg 6 when he was 
but the age of 7 years & was alsoe but of the age of 1 7 years 
when he surpassed all the Champions in Ireland in the Disen- 
tion between them for the famous prey called in Irish tane 
Boe Cwailgne. 7 

1 E. Oireaw. So called from uir, of Ulster. Tigernach in his Annals 
a grave, he being the first who in- calls him fortissimus heros Scoto- 
troduced the custom of burying the rum. He was killed at the battle 
dead in graves dug in the earth, of Muirtheimhne in Louth. See 
Ibid., p. 225. O'Curry's MS. Materials, p. 37. 

2 N. Noaght. -i.e. Snow-white, * Dogg. Cuchullin, i.e. the dog 
from the colour of his skin. of Culann, artificer of King Conqr 

3 Idrona. K territory in the west M'Nessa. His first name was 
of Co. Carlow, now forming two Sesanta. 

baronies. ' Tane Boe Cwailgne. For an 

4 B. da Dearg. On the river account of this, one of the most 
Dodder. The name is still retained important works of our ancient 
in Boher-na-Breena. literature, see O'Curry's MS. Ma- 

5 Cowchoullen. He was a native terials, p. 33. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 49 

Loway Srewdearg 1 suceeded K. Conary in the kingdom, 
he raigned 25 yeares & dyed of a Conceat he tooke of the 
death of his wife Queen Dervorgill. St. Peeter the Apostle, 
after he founded the Church of Antioch came to Rome about 
this time to Expell Symon Magus thereout, & there held his 
sea Apostolike 25 years untill in the Last yeare of Nero he was 
hanged w th his feet upwardes & head Downward, also St. Paul 
was beheaded. Iriell Glunwar son of Conell Kearneagh 
raigned king of Ulster this time. Also Marchus the Evan- 
gelist befor the Death of St. Peeter wrote his booke of the 
Holy Evangelist, & sent it to St. Peeter to Alexandria, & 
was ordayned Bishop of that Place by Saint Peeter. 

Connor Auraroe 2 was K. next to K. Loway & was slain by 
Criohann m c Loway and raigned but one year. Anacletus 
was Pope 20 years. 

Criowhan Raigned 16 years, it is Reported that he was 
brought by a Fairy Lady into her pallace, where after great 
Entertainment bestowed upon him & after they tooke their 
pleasure of one another by carnall knowledge shee Bestowed 
a gilted Coate w th a sume of Gold 3 on him as a token of love 
& soone after Dyed. St. Andrew was Crusified about the 
fourth year of this K.'s raigne, & alsoe St. Philip the Apostle 
was likewise Crucified & stoned to Death in the citty of Hera- 
polim in Phrigia. 

Carbry Kinncatt 4 succeeded as K. of Ireland, a man whose 
birth 5 is unknowne, therefore thought to be of mean parentage 

1 Srewdearg. i. e. of the red 4 Kinncatt. i. e. Cathead. He 
circles, which surrounded his neck was placed on the throne by a rising 
and body. of the Aitheach Tuatha, or demo- 

2 Auraroe. i.e. of the red eye- cracy, who had been enslaved by 
brows. the Milesian nobles. This rising 

s Gold. The Annals F. M. and the slaughter of the nobles 

enumerate many precious articles are described at length in O'Clery's 

which he brought from the famous Leahbar Gabhdla and in Keating's 

expedition on which he had gone. H. of Ireland, p. 229. 

The story of thfe Echtradh was well 6 Birth Keating says he was 

known. No copy of it is now in descended from one of those who 

existence. See O'Curry's MS. came to Ireland with Lawry Loin- 

Materials, p. 589. seach. Ibid., p. 229. 


CQ The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

to Govern the kingdom & subjects, his Ears were like a Kats 
eares, of which he tooke the name. He raigned 5 years and 
then Dyed. He hated noble men & their decents. About 
this time Mary Magdalen Dyed in the yeare of our Lord from 
the Incarnation 63. Domitian, the son of Vespation the 
Emperour was soe eloquent in speaking he needed noe 
advocate or oratour to set forth his cause but himself, & 
made poesyes in Greek & lating, he was held to be soe 
virtuous that of all the People in general he was called 
amor et delitium humani generis, he made the amphitheaters 
of Rome & slew 500 wild beasts in them. 

Feraagh Feaghtnagh 1 succeeded king Carbry, he raigned 
22 yeares, & then Dyed. 

Fiagha Finn of whom Dalviagha is called reigned 3 years 
and was slain by Fiagha Finnolay about the yeare of our 
Lord 95. 

Fiagha Finnolay was king 7 yeares & was then slaine by 
Elym m'Conragh. The s d Fiagha was of the sept of Heremon. 

Elym was K. 2 20 yeares & was slaine by Twahal Teaght- 
war s sonn of king Fiagha Finnolay & was left fatherless in 
his mothers wombe, shee being the K. of Scotlands daughter, 
who soone after her husbands death fled secretly into Scot- 
land, where she was Delivered of a goodly sonne called 
Twahall, whoe was by her brought up in all princely 
qualities untill he was 20 years old, at w ch time he came into 
Ireland accompanyed w th his said mother & few others of his 
friends, where after his landing in this kingdom one Fiachra 
Cassan and others euil contented with their estates to the 
number of 800 chosen men mett him and Presently saluted 
him as K. of the Realm, & soe went forward with the said 
Company & fought a battle against K. Elym & was therein 
slaine by the said Twahall. Hee Discomfitted the Ulstermen 

1 Feaghtnagh. -i.e. the just. In the throne by the Aiteach Tuatha. 
his reign lived the famous judge He was descended from Ir. 
Morann, styled of the collar. Ibid., z Teaghtwar. i.e. the plentiful, 
P- 227. from the prosperous state of the 

2 King. He, too, was placed on country during his reign. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 5 1 

in 30 battles, the Connaught men in 28 battles, the Leinster 
men in 38 & the Monster men in 37, beheaded the kings of 
of the five provinces, and tooke a part from each of the 
provinces which he aded together thereof composed the 
Contry called Meath, 1 consisting now of 2 Countyes vidz* 
the Countys of East meath & West meath, w h was alwayes 
Reserved for the maintenance of the Monarch of Irelands 
table untill after the Death of Neallus Magnus, ais Neale of 
the 9 hostages, K. of Ireland, Meath among the Rest was 
Divided among the sonnes of y e said Neale ; In which divi- 
sion Meath was allotted to Connell m c Neale, auncestor of the 
o'Melachlins & o'Kellyes of Brey, to Fiagha. Conell was 
the first K. of Meath by the name of K. of Meath, to whome 
succeeded Fiagha auncestor of the Magoghegans and o'Mol- 
loyes, whoe Raigned 28 years Dyed at Carne fiagha, 2 of 
whome Kinaliagh (which is Mageoghegans contry and the 
teritory of fercall 3 ) took the name, after the death of which 
Connell succeeded as K. of Meath the number of 47 kings 
until the Death of Connor o'Melaghlin by the handes of 
Morrogh m c flynn O'Melaghlin in the year of our Lord 1073, 
as by a Cathalogue of their names in Irish meeter may apeare 
to the Reader with the yeares of every of them in their seueral 

There were 1 6 kings of Ireland desended of the said Connell, 
that is to say 7 kings of the sept of Colman, of whome are 
Clann Colman, 4 and nine kings of the sept of Hugh Slane, 5 
whose names shall be Remembered in their Right places when 
wee come to make mention of them, as the matter of the History 
wee have in hand shall require. And fearing that the reader 
would take advantage of me for not naming the Popes in 

1 Meath. Keating says it bore 3 Fercall. The territory now in- 
this name from the time of Nemedius, eluded in the baronies of Eglish, 
but it was only in- King Tuathal's Ballycowan, and Ballybritt, King's 
time it became distinct from the Co. 

other provinces. He gives two deri- *Clann Colman. The tribe name 

vations of the name. Ibid., p. 55. of the O'Melaghlins. 

2 Carne fiagha. In the parish 5 Hugh Slane. He was ardrigh 
of Convy, Co. Westmeath. from A. D. 595 to 600. 

E 2 

52 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

their sucessions, for mine excuse I say that the ould Irish 
book out of w ch I writt this is soe ouertorne & rent that the 
Characters of the very letters are quite lost in some places, 
soe as I must be content to translate what I can Read, and 
undertake that the succession of the monarchs is truely trans- 
lated & agreed upon by all the Irish Cronicles of the K. dom. 
Here I find that St. John the apostle & Evangelist in the 78 th 
year after the passion of our Saviour Jesus Christ & 98 of his 
own age Dyed at Ephesus. Pope Clement with an anchor 
tyed to his neck throne into the sea by the Emperor Trajan. 

Butt now let us Returne to our History; When K. Twahall 
was thus established in the quiet Possession of the Crowen & 
kingdom, & had brought the whole K. dom into his subjec- 
tion, he kept the Great feast of Taragh Called feis Tawra, 1 
whereunto all the nobility of Ireland men & women yonge 
ould came, & after banqueting the K. being merry among 
his nobles w th a Company of chosen men for the purpose, 
enjoined all the nobility & caused them to sweare by the 
sonne & moone, and all other oathes which they then had in 
use, never to gainsay himself nor any of his posterity, or that 
would linally suceed him in the government of Ireland, to 
Disclaime all theire one tytles & Interests unto the premisses 
for euer, as long as the land of Ireland would be Compass'd 
with the seas, & that none of them or any of them would 
make claim to the Crowen or any of their heires and pos- 
terityes, notwithstanding their Rights thereunto were as 
Good as his, soe as if their posterityes had then after Groon 
more potent & of Greater abilitie than his, notwithstanding 
their potency they should he quite excluded from the tyme of 
that oath for euer from claiming any (Right) or title there- 
unto, & that they should suffer him & his heirs & successors 
quitely to enjoy the Crowen for euer, & doe him and them all 
services due to a king, which oath was duely & voluntarily 
sworn by them & every one of them one after another. 

1 Feis Tawra. See Petrie's Keating' s History of Ireland, p. 
Antiquities of Tara, p. 31, and 235. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 53 

At that time Eochye Anchean was K. of Leinster & was 
suiter to one of the K. of Irelands daughters named Darynna, 
whose request was presently Granted, whereupon the marriage 
after the heathen manner was concluded with such Royalty 
as belonged to their greatness. Soon after the said marriaage 
the K. of Leinster brought her to his own house of Naase, & 
when the nobility of Leinster saw theire Dutchess soe De- 
formed they were very grieveous at it, Reprehending theire 
K. for making such a Choyse, the K. of Ireland having a 
fayrer Daughter & better nurtured brought up. At which 
Reprehension & mistaking the K. was very sorry & said y* 
he would goe back to the K. & crave his other Daughter in 
marriaage, and withall would mak his Majestic believe, that 
his other Daughter was Dead ; w ch he accordingly told did, 
whereupon the K. Immediately Granted his other Daughter 
to the said K. Eochye, w oh he accordingly married & brought 
home to his house of Naase afores d . 

When Darinna saw her sister ffyher (for soe shee was 
called) come upon her in that nature, shee of very spight, 
jealousy, & shame Dyed out of hand, Because shee conceaved 
soe much sorrow thereat, soone after when the heavy newes 
of his Daughters Death & his own Deceipt came to the kings 
eares, he was much Grieved, & gathered together all his 
Royall army & forces, with whome the king in his one person 
marched towards Leinster to be Revenged on them, the 
Leinstermen seeing themselves unable to Resist the K s 
power & fearing to be held as tra.ytors to the Crowen, did 
advise their K. to submitt themselves to the K. of Irelands 
clemency & submissively to Cry for mercy at his hands, w ch he 
at their Request did, whereupon the K. of Ireland well Ponder- 
ing or weighing the Grievousness of that fact ordered that the 
king of Leinster & all the Inhabitants of that province for the 
time being for euer' should henceforth yield & pay yearly to 
himselfe, his heires, and successors for ever in Recompense of 
the s d offence the number of 150 Cowes, 150 Hoggs, 150 Couerlets 
or peeces of Cloth to couer beds withall, 150 Cauldrons, w th 2 
passing Great Cauldrons consisting in Breath & Deepness five 

54 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

fists for the kings one Brewing, 150 Couples of men & women 
in servitude to Draw water on their backes for the said Brew- 
ing, together with 150 maides with the K. of Leinsters one 
Daughter in the like Bondage & servitude. All which was 
accordingly paid yearly to the s d king Twahall & his suces- 
sors for the time being for the space of about 500 years until 
K. Fineaghty ffleacagh his time, who for the Great Reverence 
he bore to St. Moling 1 Lauchra (a man famous for holiness of 
life) at his request in a learned sermon he made in the s d K. 
Fyneaghties presence, of the unjustness of y* taction, was con- 
tent of his Bounty and devotion to the said Saint to Remitt it 
for euer after, this was paid by y e Leinstermen for & dureing the 
raignes of 40 kings & monarchs of Ireland from the yeare of 
the Incarnation of our Lord 134 to the year of the said sermon 
693 which fine in the Irish tongue was called Borohua, 2 which 
as soone as it was taken up, and Divided into three partes, 
whereof one was to the Connaught men, & another to those of 
Uriell, 3 & the third to the K. of Taragh and sept of the O'Neals, 
because the said three tribes or septs among whome the said 
Borohua was Divided were Dessended of the said K. Twahall, 
when K. Twahall had raigned 30 years he was slaine by 
Male m'Rochrye, king of Ulster, at Dalnary 4 in Ulster. 

Male was K. 4 yeares & was slaine by Felim Reaghtwar, 
the former kings sonn, in Reuenge of the Death of his father. 
Galen the famous phisitian florished in Rome about this time. 

ffelym Reaghtwar 5 suceeded in the Government of the 

1 St. Moling. Re. lived in the their hostages. The Book of Rights , 

;th century. He founded Tech- p. 140. This territory included the 

moling, now St. Mullin's, on the present counties of Louth, Armagh, 

Barrow, and was buried there. A and Monaghan. 

Life of him is in the Liber Kit- * Dalnary. i.e. Dalaradia, adis- 

kenniensis in Marsh's Library, trict in East Ulster, extending from 

Dublin. Newry to Sliabh Mishin Co. Antrim. 

* Borohua. i.e. cow-tribute. See 5 Reaghtwar. i. e. the lawful, 

Keating's H. of Ireland, p. 237. An his decisions and those of his judges 

ancient tract on the B. has been being strictly in accord with the 

lately published in Silva Gaedelica, ancient law of retaliation ; others 

by S. O'Grady. say because he instituted in its place 

3 Uriell. i.e. Oirghilla, for this the system of eric or fine to be paid 

clan used fetters of gold to bind to the injured party or his relatives. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 55 

kingdom, in whose time there was Great war between Munster 
& Leinster, Derghine being the K. of Mounster & Cowcorb 
m c Moycorb K. of Leinster, the Munstermen gott from the 
Leinstermen from the borders of Leinster to a little foord 
neere the hill of Mullamaisden 1 called Athantrosdan. The 
Leinstermen were then very bare, by Reason of the yearly 
payment of the Great taction of the Borowa beforementioned, 
& therefore they could not of themselves w th stand the Great 
Power of the Munstermen, whereby their K. was constrained 
to have Recourse to the K. of Irelands Court, and there 
submissively to crave his ayd, where he Remayned 3 monthes 
together, humbly beeseeching the K. (whose loyall subjects 
they did acknowledg to bee) not to Remember the offences of 
their predecessors but presently to succour and ayd them 
against the wrongfull Invasions and daly Incursions of the 
Munstermen, being in his Royallty bound for their Defence 
because he was their naturall leidge, Lord, & K., and they his 
Dutifull subjects, wherefore they pittifully Craved his assist- 
ance, that in the mean time under the shelter of his wings 
they might come to their own againe. 

Whereupon the K. & Councell Delibraly considering 
how the cause stood & with the mature advice of all his 
nobility, thought fitt the K. of Leinster and leinster men 
should be instantly ayded, & the speedier to perform the same 
to send K. felyms one second sonn & the king of Ulsters 
sonn named Lowaye Lysie & Eochye Finn m c felym (this 
lowaye lysie was sonn of Liseagh leanmore) w th all the kings 
forces w th the K. of Lynster against the Munstermen who 
were already possessed of the best part thereof, the king 
of Leinster Covenanted w th the K. of Ireland's sonn And w th 
the K. of Ulsters y 1 if they would Recover all that was in the 
Munstermen' s hands of his lands Drive them out by force 
of arms & withstand their forces still, he & his heires would 

1 Mullamaisden. Now Mullagh- of Offaly and Leix, which took place 

mast, 5 miles N.E. of Athy, Co. Kil- here in 1577, will be found in 

dare. An account of the massacre O'Donovan's notes to The Annals 

of three or four hundred of the Irish F. M., ad ann. 

c6 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

make Good to them & their heires all that was then possessed 
by the Munstermen w ch was from the Borders of Munster to 
the foorde of Athantrosdan afores d w th many other privileges 
from the K. of Leynster to them & their heirs perpetually, & 
for performance thereof the K. of Leynster & all those y l were 
with him did solmnly sweare before the K. of Ireland at his 
pallace at Taragh as well in their own Behalves as alsoe in 
the behalfe of their posterityes to make the Premisses Good 
for euer to the said Eochy & Lowaye and their heirs 
in perpetual, which was presently inrolled in the King 
of Ireland who reigned at Taragh. When these Condi- 
tions were soe strongly sworne & confirmed Eochy & 
Lowaye Lysie marched on with 7000 Ulstermen in Lo way's 
company, & 3000 Meath & Connaught men in Eochye's 
Company who w th all Celerity came upon the Monstermen 
at Athrosda, where they asayled them at unewares and gave 
them a Great overthrow, the Munstermen thinking to Recover 
their Disgrace Gathered all their forces together againe and 
mett theire Enemies at Athy, where they were likewise 
Discomfitted, the Munstermen were alsoe overthrone at Leack 
Riada 1 in Lease 3 & at Athlayen 3 (which is a foorde on the 
River limitting Leinster from Munster, & after these Great 
overthrows the Munstermen were quite Driven out of Leinster ; 
Eochy Finn & Loway had then these Contryes y* were then 
possessed by them which were there afore called by the names 
of both the fohertyes 4 & the seven ould Leases, 5 which countryes 
were ever since possessed by the said Eochy & Loway, their 

1 L. Riada. This name is ob- in Co. Carlow, and the district of 
solete. Fotharta airthir Liffe in Co. Kil- 

2 Lease. The territory now in- dare. 

eluded in the south-east of Queen's . Seven ould Leases. -i.e. the seven 

County ItbekmgedtotheO'Mores. tdbes of Ldx> In the rei of 

The residence of the chief of the Queen M th were driyen from 

tribe was on the Rock of Dunamaise, thei , natiye territ and trans . 

five miles east of Maryborough. planted fo North Kerry> where 

* Athlayen.-Tht name is ob- many families bearing these names 

solete - are now found. See O'Sullevan's 

4 Fohertyes The barony of Forth Hist. Cath. Iber., p. 92. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 57 

Issues and Posterityes, o'Nolan, o'ffoylan, 1 o'Broyan, 2 etc. 
are of the issue of Eochy, o'More, o'Dowlen &c. are of the 
sept of Loway; when king felym had raigned 10 yeares he 
dyed & was a very good king. 

Cahire More succeeded in the kingdom. This is the 
comon ancestor 3 of the most part of the Irishry of Leinster 
as of m c Morrogh, o'Connor of offaly, 4 o'Dempsie, o'Doyne, 5 
&c., and Raigned but 5 yeares when he was slaine by the 
hardy hand of Conn Cedchahagh ; for K. Cahire having taken 
upon him the Gouernment of the kingdom, after the death of 
king felym, Conn Cedchahagh the sonn of K. Felym, Being 
brought up in princely Education, as well in the knowledg of 
letters as alsoe in feats of arms & chivalry by Conell, K. of 
Connaught w th whome he was soe well fostered & Brought up 
from his childhood as became the sonn of soe Great a monarch, 
untill on a day a Magition, one that liued in king Felym's 
Court came to Crwachan where young Prince Conn was 
Hurling amongue other children, the Magitian knowing him 
by the figure of his father, seeing how childishly he was 
given, drew neare him and wept Bitterly, saying, little 
wottest thou (child) what king Cahire doth how hee taketh & 
usurpeth unto himself the Revenewes of the Crowen due to y r 
fathers son together with the Borrow of y e women & maids of 
Leinster w ch of right did alsoe Belong to you : which when 
Prince Conn heard, he threw away the hurley he had in his 
hand and Repayred to his said foster-father & tould him of 
the wordes of the Magitian, & that he would Rather venture 
his life to Recover his right, then to sufer Cahire to enjoye it, 
What Child, content yourself, you are not Come to that 
Ripeness of yeares, as to undertake to war against the K., & 
therefore I shall Desire you to stay w th me untill you groe to 

1 O'ffoylan. Now Phelan. the baronies of east and west Offaly 

2 O ' Broyan. O'BrienorO'Byrne. in Co. Kildare, of Portnahinch and 

3 Ancestor. See Keating' s H. of Tinnehinch in Queen's Co., and that 
Ireland, p. 242, for an account of part of King's Co. comprised in the 
Cahire More's sons and their de- dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin. 
scendants. Top. Poems, L. 

4 Offaly. This territory included 5 o'Doyne. i.e. O'Dunn. 

5 8 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

be of greater Perfection & of maturer judgment to Gouern 
yourself in the prosecution of y r right : and when Connell saw 
that his persuasions did little auaile w th Prince Conn, he with 
his whole Power & forces of Connaught came w th him against 
king Cahyre & Gaue him a Battle near the river of Boyn 
where king Cahires army was ouerthrone, and K. Cahire 
himself slain and Buried neare the river of Boyne. 

Conn Kedcahagh having thus slaine K. Cahire, he suc- 
ceeded himself, & was more famous then any of his auncestors 
for his many victoryes & Good Government, he was called 
Conn Kedcahagh of a 100 battles Given by him in his time, 
he is the Common auncestor for the most part of the north of 
Ireland except the Clanna Rowries and the sept of Lauthus, 
son of Ithus. He had 3 goodly sonnes, Conly, Crienna, & 
Artemar, and three daughters, Moyne, Saw, & Sarad ; Saw 
was married to the K. of Munster, by whom shee had many 
sonns, as the auncestors of the Macarthyes, o'Bryans, 
o'Kervells, o'Mahons, & divers others of the west part of 
Ireland, By w ch meanes they have Gotten themselves to that 
selected & Choyse name much used by the Irish poets at the 
time of their Comendations and prayses called Sile Sawa w ch 
is as much in English as the Issue of Saw. 

Owen More ats Moynod 1 warred upon him a long time, he 
was king of Munster & was soe strong that he brought the K. 
to Divide with him & to allow him as his share from Esker- 
Riada, 2 beginning at Dublin whereupon the high street is sett, 
& extending to Athkleyh Mearye 3 in thomond, Owen's share 
was of y e south w ch of him took the name Lehmoye 4 or Moyes 
half in Deale, K. Conn's share stood of the north of the said 
Eisker, w ch of him was likewise Called leagh Conn or Conns 
halfe in Deale, & doe retaine these names since. 

The division of Ireland stood for one year untill Owen 
More als Moynod, being well ayded by his Brother in law 

1 Moynod. -i. e. Mogh Nuadhat. hills extendingfrom Dublin due west. 
On the origin of this name see The 3 A. Mearye Now Clarenbridge 
Battle of Magh Leana, p. 5. at the east end of Galway Bay. 

2 Esker-Riada.k line of gravel Lehmoye. i.e. leith Mogha. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 59 

the king of Spains sonn and a Great army of the Spaniards, 
picked ocation to quarrell & fall out with the K. for the 
Costomes of the shiping of Dublin alleging that there came 
more shipps of K. Conn's side then of his side, and that he 
would needs have the Custome in common between them, 
which K. Conn refused, whereupon they were Insenced 
mightily against one another, met with their Great armies 
on the playnes & heath of Moylen 1 in the territory of Fercall, 
where the army of Owen More was overthrone, himself & 
Fergus the king of Spaines sonn slaine & afterwards buried 
in two little Hillockes, now to be seen on the said plains 
which as some say are the tombs of the said Owen and 
Fergus. The K. having thus slaine & vanquished his enemies, 
he raigned peaceably quietly 20 years w th great increase & 
plenty of all good things among his subjects throughout the 
whole kingdom, soe as all in general had noe want untill the 
kings Brother Eochie Finn before mentioned and Fiagha 
Swyn seeing the K. had 3 Goodly sonns Art, Connly and 
Crionna, which were like to inheritt the Crowen after their 
fathers death sent Private message to Tiprady Tyreagh 
sonne of king Mall mRochrye whoe was slaine by felym 
Reaghtwar the said king Conn's father as before is specified. 
Whereupon the said Tybrady with a very willing hart came 
up to Taragh accompanied w th certaine other malefactors, 
asaulted the king of unewares and wilfully killed him on 
Tuesday the 2oth of October in Anno 172 in the 100 yeare of 
the kings age as he was makeing Great Preparation towards 
the great Feast of Taragh called feis Taragh, w ch yearly on 
Hollantide and for certaine dayes after was held. 

Conary Kew, KL. Conn's sonn in law was next king, he 
raigned 8 years, & was .slain by Nevy mSrawgynn. 

Art Enear mConn succeeded next, & raigned 24 yeares, 
& was slain by Loway mConn in the Battle of Moymu- 
croyve. 2 

1 Moylen. Moyleana in the edited by O'Curry. 
parish of Tullamore, King's Co. z Moymucroyve Near Athenry, 
See The Battle of Magh Leana, Co. Galway. 

60 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Loway was K. 18 years and was slaine by Fergus 

Fergus Dowdedagh was king one yeare and was slaine by 
Cormack mArt. 

Cormack was obsolutely the best king that euer Raigned 
in Ireland before himselfe. He wrote a Book, entitled Princely 
Institutions, which in Irish is called Teagasg Ri (ceAg^^ 
in) 1 , which Booke Contaynes as Goodly precepts and morall 
Documents as euer Cato or Aristotle did euer write, he was 
wise, Learned, valiant, & mild, not Given causelesly to be 
bloody as many of his auncestors were, hee Raigned magesti- 
cally and magnifitiently 2 23 yeares or as som others write 
40 years, in the go th yeare of his age Dyed. He was the first 
that euer believed in God 3 in this K.dome, & because he 
Refused to adore the Golden Calfe w ch was then worshyped 
as God & for saying that he would sooner worship the artificer 
that made the Golden Calfe than the Golden Calfe itselfe, & 
that the Goldsmithe was a worthyer Creature then itt, and 
therefore Rather to be adored, for which the Priest of the 
Golden Calfe being heavily Displeased wrought such meanes 
by the K. as he made a Salmon bone stick fast in his throat 
untill it choked him, & soe Dyed in one of the K.'s manner 
houses called the house of Cleiteagh 4 near the River of Boyne. 

Eochie Gunnall Raigned one yeare was then slaine by 

Carbrye Liffeachair, 5 sonn to K. Cormack (to whome he 
Dedicated his book of Princely Institution) succeeded Eochy 
& raigned 17 years, others say that he raigned 26 years, & 
was slaine at Gawra 6 in a battle called the Battle of Gowra, 

1 Teagasg Ri. A copy of it is by St. Columba is told in O'Donnell's 
found in The Book of Ballymote. Irish Life of the Saint. 

He wrote The Psalter of Tara also. 4 Cleiteagh. Near Stackallen 

2 Magnifitiently. -See the ac- bridge, on the south side of the 
count of his reign from The Book of Boyne. 

Uachongbhail in O'Curry's MS. 5 Liffeachair. So called because 

Materials, p. 44, and Keating' s he was fostered near the Liffey. 

H. of Ireland, pp. 262-269. 6 Gawra. Near Tara. SeeTrans- 

3 Believed in God.K curious actions of the Ossianic Society, 
legend of his skull being baptised I. 68. 

The Annals of Clonmaenoise, 6 1 

this is about the Incarnation of our Lord 267, neere about 
which time the three sonns of king Carbrey killed the valiant 
champion of Leinster called Enos Gaybwaifeagh nephew to 
king Conn Kedcahagh for killing 2 base sonns of K. Cormack 
& puting his eye out. Alsoe Euticianus Byshopp of Roome 
was martyred to Death & was Buried in the church yard of 
Calixtus, after that himselfe, with his one proper hands, had 
buried 313 martyres. 

Alsoe Finn m'Coyle 1 ais O'Boysgne the great Hunter, 
Cheef head of all the Ks. forces in Ireland and Defender of 
the kingdom from foraine invaders was Beheaded 2 by Aihleagh 
mDurgrean and by the sonns of Wirgrean of the lordship of 
Lwyne 3 of Tarah at Athbrea on the river of Boyne. This 
Finn had under his leading 7 Great Cohorts 4 of very huge & 
tall biggness. None was excepted into any of the Cohorts 
untill he had Learned out the 1 2 Irish Books of poetry & could 
say them without booke, if the Party to be excepted would 
Defend himself with his targett & sword from 9 throwes of 
Dartes of 9 of the Company that would stand but 9 Ridges 
from him at distance, and either cut the Darts with his sword 
or Receave them all on his targett without Bleeding on him 
he would be accepted, otherwise not, if the party running 
through the thickest woods of Ireland were overtaken by any 
of the seven Cohorts they all pursueing him with all their 
might & maine he would not be taken of them in their 

1 Finn m'Coyle. ' It is quite a 2 Beheaded. An ancient poem 

mistake,' says O'Curry, 'to sup- says he was killed at Achleagh by 

pose him to have been a merely a fisherman with a fishing-gaff, in 

mythical character. Much that has order to obtain for himself everlast- 

been narrated of his exploits is, ing fame by killing one so illustrious. 

no doubt, apocryphal enough ; but 3 Lwyne. Donough Patrick near 

Finn himself is an undoubtedly his- Teltown is said by Colgan to be in 

torical personage ; and that he their territory. Trias Thaum., p. 

existed about the time at which his 130. 

appearance is recorded in the an- 4 Cohorts. Called from him the 

nals, is as certain as that Julius Fianna Eirion. See an account of 

Caesar lived and ruled at the time them in Keating's H. of Ireland, 

stated on the authority of the p. 280, and of the ancient literature 

Roman historians.' MS. Ma- narrating their exploits in O'Curry's 

terials, p. 304. MS. Materials, p. 299. 

62 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Company. But if he had out-Runned them all without loss 
of any haire of his head ; without Breaking any ould stick 
under his feet & leping ouer any tree y* he should meet, as 
high as the top of his head without Impediment, and stooping 
under a tree as low as his knee & taking a thorne out of his 
foot (if it should chance to be in) with his naile without 
Impediment of his Running; all which if he had Don, he 
would be excepted as one of the Company, otherwise not, 
this Finn his Dwelling place was Allon 1 in Leinster, he had 
many sonns & Daughters as Ossyn 2 mac Finn, Aydan 
m c Finn, &c. hee had another Dwelling town called Moyelly 
in Meath, w ch is now called Foxes contrey, he was very 
Learned, wise, & a Great Prophett. He prophesyed 3 of the 
coming of the Englishmen into this land, with many other 

The Fothyes 4 Raigned one year Equally together, Fothey 
Cairpheagh was slaine by Fothey Argheagh, & himself after 
in the Olorb. 5 These Fothies were none of the blood Royal. 

Fiagha Scraptine, 6 sonn of king Carbry LifFeacharr, tooke 
upon him the Government after these Fothyes, hee raigned 
1 8 years & was slaine by his own neare kinsmen the three 
Callaes in the battle of Duffcomar. 7 St. George was martired 
to Death about this time & within 30 days after 7000 Christians 
did suffer martirdom. King Fiagha Straptine ouerthrew the 

* Alton. The hill of Allen, Co. * Prophesyed. See O'Curry's 

Kildare. MS. Materials, p. 395. He says 

2 Ossyn. He survived the defeat this so-called prophecy was fabri- 

of the Fianna Eirionn at Gaura. cated at the close of the i6th 

It was thought that after the battle century. 

he was spirited away to the fabulous 4 Fothyes. i. e. the Fothadhs. 

Tir na og and reappeared on earth They were sons of Macon, who 

at St. Patrick' scorning. Two poems defeated King Art at Moymu- 

in the Book of Leinster are attri- croye. 

buted to him, in one of which he 5 Olorb. The river Larne in Co. 

gives an account of the battle of Antrim. 

Gaura, when his son Oscar and 6 Scraptine. So called from the 

Cairbre Liffeachair fell by each frequent lightning storms during 

other's hands. See O'Curry's MS. his reign. 

Materials, p. 304, and Transac- 7 Du/comar.The confluence of 

tions of the Ossianic Society, i. 32. the Boyne and Blackwater. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 63 

Leinstermen in 3 Battles, that is to say, at Slieve Twa 1 the 
battle of Smeyrtire 2 & battle of Kyerway, 3 alsoe he Discom- 
fitted them in the Battle of Dublin. 

Colla Wais, 4 grandchild of king Carbry Liffechair, vidz* son 
of Eochie Dowlen who was sonn of the said king Carbry, was 
K. 4 years & was then Banished into Scotland 5 by Moreagh 
Tyreagh (king Fiagha Scraptine his son) Colla Wais had two 
other Brothers Colla da Krioch and Colla Meann. Of Colla 
Wais are Desended the m c Donnells of Scotland with many 
other Irish-Scotish men. Colla Meann had little or no issue 
at all, & of Colla da Krioch there are Divers septs as the 
Maghmahones, Magwyres, O'Kellies of Imany, O'Maddens, 
O'Neaghtyns, the m c Egan elder than Madden or Neaghten. 
Near about this time or soon after in the year of our Lord 319 
St. Martyn Bishopp of Turren or towers in France, & uncle of 
St. Patrick of Ireland was born. 

Moreagh Tyreagh after he had Banished king Colla Wais 
into Scotland his brothers with 300 men only in their Com- 
pany raigned 13 yeares & was slain by Cayluoth m c Crouvarie 
of the house of Ulster. 

Cayluoth was king but one year when he was slain by 
Eochy Moymean. 

Eochy Moymean raigned 8 years and was called Moymean 
in English Moystmidle, because he was much troubled with 
the flux of the Belly. 

St. Patrick in this kings Raigne was brought Captive to 
this land, where he remayned 7 years after in servitude with the 
K. of Dalnary in Ulster until he had Redeemed himselfe 6 with 
the gould which Victor the angel shewed him in the Digging 
hole of the Swine w ch St. Patrick then kept. Neer after this 
time St. Anthony the Monk Dyed in the looth year of his 
age. Amongst few of the kings of this K. dome this K. died 

1 Slieve Twa. Near Ardara, Co. Keating's H. of Ireland, p. 298. 
Donegal. s Scotland. Their mother was 

2 Smeyrtire. Not identified. Oilean, daughter of the King of S. 

3 Kyerway. Not identified. 6 Redeemed himselfe. See Trias 
* C. Wais. i.e. the noble. See Thaum., p. 120. 

64 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

quitely in his bed in Taragh leaving behind him 4 sonnes, 1 
Bryan of whome the O'Connors of Connaght, the o'Royrckes, 
the o'Reylies ; Fergus of whom o'Fearghusa and many other 
septs in Connaught; Fiaghra of whom the o'Dowdyes, 
o'Fleyns, o'Seaghnoseyes ; Neal the yongest & best of them 
all, of whome the o'Nealls of the West & North are desended, 
& had more sonnes above these 4. 

Criowhann was K. 26 yeares & was then slain by his own 
sister Monyfinn Daughter of Fyr, Shee was wife to the former 
K. & thinking to Get the K. dom to one of her own sonns, 
shee Gave a Potion mingled with Poyson to her one Brother 
king Criowhann, & fell out quite contrary to her intent 2 and 
expectation, for after the K.'s Death the kingdom & Crowen 
came to the hands of Neale the youngest sonn of K. Eochy, 
whose mother shee was not. St. Martyn Bishop of Turren or 
Towers in France and flourished there with many miracles 
about the year 360. 

Nealus Magnus ats Neal Noygiallagh in English Neal of 
the 9 hostages, Because he had the hostages of 9 kingdomes, 
was K. about this time and raigned 19 yeares, was slain w th 
an arrow by one of his own army called Eochy m c Enna 
kinnsealy, 3 K. of Leinster, at the Tirrhian sea. His body was 
brought to this kingdome and entered with great sorrow,' he 
had 14 sonns, Owen of whome o'Neales, the three Macswines, 
o'Cahan, Maclaughlin &c, Conall Golban of whome o'Donell, 
o'Dochorty &c, Conell Criowhann of whome the o'Melaghlins, 
&c Manie M c Neal of whome o'Fox, Magawley, o'Bryne, 
o'Dowgennann, o'Mulchonry &c ; Enna, of whome o'Brennan 
&c ; Fiagha of whome Mageoghegans & o'Mulloyes c ; of 
these 14 sonnes there had issue but 8. 

Dahye m c Fiachra nephew to king Neal was king 26 yeares 

1 Sonnes. See the Genealogical 3 Kinnsealy '. He had been ban- 
Table of the descendants of Eochaidh ished to Scotland by Nial, and joined 
M. in Tribes and Customs of Hy the army as a volunteer in the hope 
Fiachrach, p. 477. of finding an opportunity of aveng- 

2 Intent. To recommend the ing himself. He effected his purpose 
draught to him, she tasted it and when the army reached the Loire, 
diedof the poison which it contained. See Keating's^. of Ireland, p. 321. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 65 

next after king Neale. He dyed at the hills of y 6 Alpes by a 
thunderbolt or Lightning. 1 

Lagery, sonn of king Neale, succeeded after his Cossen 
Germon, to the former king & in the 4th year 3 of this kings 
Raigne St Patrick the apostle of Ireland, &c was sent ouer 
by Commission of Pope Calestine whoe was the 43rd Pope of 
Roome, to convert the land from paganism to Christianity ; 
But he did not Land heare untill after the Death of Cselestine 
in the first yeare of Sixtus his successor, in the gth year of 
the raigne of Theodosius the yonger in Anno Domini 425 
(43 2 2 Rather). 

By St. Patrick Ardmacha was Edified & made the Metro- 
politan Sea of Ireland, together with all other Bushop seas 
in the K. dome in such convenient Places as he thought fitt. 
Because all the former Ks were all heathens, I will write their 
ensuing kings apart from them. All the heathen K.'s y* ever 
governed this land from the beginning of the world until the 
coming of Saint Patrick in number were 136, whereof 9 were 
of Clanna Nevie, 9 other kings of Twaha de Danann, & the rest 
of Clanna Miletus or of the issue of Miletus. Some writers 
say that St. James Zebedius ye apostle came to this land : 
others say that Palladius Bushop was sent there by Pope 
Cselestine befor St. Patrick but he had not such good success, 3 
for the Conversion of this land as St. Patrick had, for he con- 
verted to faith but 5 parishes onely w ch were in Leinster, & as 
he was Returning to Roome from Ireland Dyed 4 in his voyage 
in Pictland. St. Patrick the Archbishop knowing thereof and 
being in his minority in Ireland, was sent over for their con- 
version againe, whereof K. Lagery had intelligence by his 

1 Lightning. A detailed account his coming to Ireland. Pope Celes- 

of the manner of his death is given tine died i3th July, 432. 

in Leabhar na hUidhri, fol. 35. 3 Success. He builtthree churches 

O' Donovan gives a translation of it only, Ellfine, not identified, Donard 

in The Tribes, &c., of Hy Fiach- Cillfinte, and Teach Romaind. 

rach, p. 19. He was buried at 4 Dyed. Some say at Fordun, 

Rathcroghan. See Petrie's Eccles. others at Lanforgund in Perthshire. 

Arch, of Ireland, p. 104. See Todd's Life of St. Patrick, 

2432. This is the date most p. 299. His feast was kept in the 

commonly given by Irish writers for Scottish Church on the 6th of July. 

66 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Magitians y* were familiar with the Devill, that St. Patrick 
would come into the K. dom, withall they made the K. 
believe that all the subjects & Inhabitants would be Ruled by 
him, he would be a means to Destroy and subvert the Gouern- 
ment of the K. dom & succession, bring all into a Confusion, 
the king being a plain dealing credilous & easy man of beleefe 
Gave Credit thereuntoe & Commanded that such a man (speak- 
ing of St. Patrick) should not be suffered to land in the king- 
dom that noe body should give Creditt to his wordes & 
Doctrine, whereupon the most part of the subjects of the 
kingdom were vigilant that he should not land upon their 
Landes, & at last St Patrick came in at y e Coast of Wickloa 
in Leinster, where he was strongly Resisted by the K. of 
Leinster, who was son-in-law to K. Lagery; St Patrick 
attempting to come ashore, one of the subjects of Leinster 
in the Resistance they made ag* St Patrick Landing, strock 
Manton (one of the clergymen y* were with St Patrick on the 
teeth & took 4 of his teeth away) with a troe of a stone that 
he made him toothless, for Mantan in Irish is as much as 
toothless in English. Whereupon St Patrick & his clergy 
cursed the haven soe as from that time to this day there 
is little or noe fish caught there. 1 

St. Patrick after his landing thought best to have his first 
Recourse to the K of Dalnary in Ulster, with whome he was 
in servitude as before. But the king of Dalnary understanding- 
thereof consulting with his Deuill what was best to doe 
(for Deuills in those dayes were conversant with men) whoe 
advised him, that it were better more Worthyer for him to 
burne himself in his own house than to be Ruled by one that 
was his own bondman before. The K. listning to the wordes 
of the Deuills put his jewels about him, & in the midst of the 
house was burnt, 2 together with all his movables w ch St. Patrick 
seeing, amongst other voyages he tooke in Ireland, he went to 
the kings pallace of Taragh 3 where K. Lagery was. The K. by 

1 There. Kalimantan is the Irish 2 Burnt. See Trias Th., p. 125. 
name of the town of Wicklow. 3 Taragh. Ibid., p. 74. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 67 

his magitian (that was familier with the Deuill) knowing of y e 
saints coming, made one of his men (named Cronnmoyle) to 
lay himself dead on the ground in the St's passage with 
his face & head all besprinkled with Blood, & a woman under 
his head (to make the Saint believe at the time of his passage 
by that the party was dead, and that she would soe tell him, 
withall desire him to Revive him from the Dead to the end 
the party would make noe answer to the St's calling, & that 
thenceforwards there should be no Creditt given him). Where- 
upon St. Patrick aproaching the kings Pallace, & passing 
by the supposed dead, asked the woman what ailed the dead 
man. She tould him that he Dyed of a fall he gott & prayed 
him if his prayers were of any force, that he might be the 
mean to Revive him to life again, & St. Patrick asked the 
mans name and being told thereof, knowing by Divine 
inspiration of the falsehood of the matter, Called him & 
prayed God that all should fall out ill with this man accord- 
to his Disert. When y e woman stirred him this way & that 
way shee could not make him stir, & was found stark Dead 1 
by the miracles of St Patrick. 

Then after he asked the king to Receave Baptism of him 
& become a Christian, which the king absolutely Refused & 
Compared his magitians with St. Patrick, saying that they 
cou'd work more wonders than hee, & therefore worthier to be 
Believed, & after long comparisons between them in presence 
of all the people St. Patrick ouercame the Magitians & by 
the help & power of God ended boisterous Whirlewyndes 
Earthquakes to terrific the king and people to the end by 
terrour to make them believe, notwithstanding all which the 
K. was so obstinate that he, would not Receave Baptism, but 
faynedly 2 by mouth onely untill at Last the Queen 3 being 

l Dead. His name was Murenus. in Christianity. See Petrie's Anti- 

Colgan says this pretended sleep of quities of Tara, p. 145. 

his gave rise to an Irish proverb. 3 Queen. Aillinn, daughter of 

Ibid., p. 91. Aengus mac Nadfraich, king of 

2 faynedly. It is very doubtful Munster, whom St. Patrick later 

whether Lagery was ever a believer baptized at Cashel. 


68 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

much terified by these strange sights tould the St. that the 
K. was ready to Receave baptism ; but the St. knowing that 
this was for Dissimulation & . fear cursed the K. and his 
posterity for ever ; & humbly besought God of his Infinite 
power that none of that Kings Posterity should euer after 
inheritt the Crowen of Ireland. The Queen hearing the 
curse prayed the St. that it might stand with his pleasure 
to auert that curse & that it might not light on the issue 1 then 
in her womb ; to whom he Replyed said that he was 
content that it should soe stand with Gods Pleasure, that the 
s d curse might not fall upon the issue 1 then in her womb, 
untill the Issue had Deserved it by speaking or Doing some- 
thing against St. Patrick. 

Now wee will leave speaking of K. Lagery untill we 
come to the place where wee ought to make mention of him ; 
& follow St. Patrick to Dublin 2 where he was receaved by the 
Senate & people thereof w th great Reverence & welcome, to 
whom hee promised (after they receaved Baptism of him) that 
masses & mattins with holy orders would remaine & be in 
that towen for ever ; and after many & inumerable miracles 
don by him, as were too long to Resite the Hundreth part of 
them, he Dyed in the 123 yeare of his age; others say he 
liued not long, but my authour whose written booke of him 
is no less than 300 yeares written, sayeth that his age was 
noe less. Some say he was a Welshman, others a frenchman 
of Brittanie in france. Butt howsoever he was Desended of 
Brutus, as by his genelogy is set forth in his booke shall 
apeare to anyone that shall be Desirous to know the truth. 
Hee was borne in a village called Taburna neer Emptor 3 
Town in the south of England. The ffrenchman sayes that 
he was of his Country, the Scottchman affirmeth him to be 

1 Issue. This was Lughaidh, who 3 Emptor. St. Fiacc of Sletty, in 
succeeded to the throne twenty years his metrical Life, says: ' Genair 
after his father died. Patraic i Nemthur'; and the B. of 

2 Dublin. At this time it was but Armagh : ' Qui (i. e. pater ejus) fuit 
a small village, 'pagus exiguus.' vico Bannavem Taberniae.' See 
Trias Thaum., p. 90. Todd's Life of St. Patrick, p. 355. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 69 

of his K. dome, & the Englishman claimeth him to be an 
Englishman ; for my part it is not my meaning to giue a 
verdict against any right either of them may have in soe 
noble a prelate in a matter Disputable & undiscussed whom 
I know each of them would esteem that soe Ritch a Jewell as 
St. Patrick was would be a Great loss upon soe slight a 
evidence as I can shew. 1 

425. Now I intend to lay down the K s of Ireland, the K 8 
of Scotland, the K s of the 5 Provinces & the K 8 of the County 
of Ossory y l Lived in the time of one raigne since the time of 
the Coming of St. Patrick untill the coming of K. Bryan 
Borowa ut Sequitur. Lagerie before the coming of St 
Patrick did raigne but 4 yeares and at that time Moneagh 
Mwindearge was K. of Ulster, Criocohann m c Enna was 
king of Lynster. Enos mNaofreigh K, of Mounster, and 
Dwaghgaly K. of Connaught. The first Indiction Romane 
beginneth Anno 433. Securidinus 2 ats Seachnall Patron of 
Donsoghlyn 3 nephew of St. Patrick & Auxilius 4 were sent 
hither by the pope to help the Conversion of this land. The 
Chronicles of Ireland were Renewed this yeare. St. Bridgett 
the Virgin was borne 5 about this time in Anno 425. Joanes 
Cassianus 6 died. Manie m c Neale Noygiallagh auncestor to 
those of the land of Teaffie died. 

427. Xixtus, Pope of Rome & raigned 8 yeares & 18 

1 Shew. The birthplace of St. 4 A uxilius. He was uterine 
Patrick has given rise to much con- brother of St. Secundinus. He 
troversy. The more commonly re- founded Killashee (cella Auxilii), 
ceived opinion now is that he was near Naas, Co. Kildare. His feast 
born at Dumbarton, on the Firth of was on September i6th. See the 
Clyde. The question will be found Journal of Co. Kildare Arch. Soe. 
discussed in O'Hanlon'sZzz>r<9/Y/fc for 1892, p. 13. 

Irish Saints, iii. 436, and Todd's 5 Borne ^_^ Faughart, 4 miles 
Life of St. Patrick, p. 355. north of Dunda i k . 

2 Secundtnus. He wrote a hymn 

in honour of St. Patrick, beginning : ' Cassianus. -Kz^ abbot of a 

'Audite omnes.' See the Book of monastery near Marseilles. His 

Hymns, published by the I. A. S., name is introduced here Pbably 

p. II. His feast was on Nov. nth. on account of h connexion with 

' Donsoghlyn.- miles S.W. of Lerins > where St : Patrlck ls said tO 
Trim have lived for a time. 

yo The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

days when hee Died. Pope Leo was ordayned the 46 or 47 
to succeed, by whom St Patrick was approved in the Catho- 
lique Religion and by the rest of the Popes of Roome that 
succeeded in his time, & then after florished in the heat of 
Christian Religion in this land. Nahie 1 m c Fiaghra of 
Ulster died in anno 427. The battle of Fevin in which 
Carhinn m c Corlvoy m c Neale was slaine. Some say y* this 
man was a Pict. Secundinus in the 75 yeare of his age 
dyed. Hee was a son of Colmana, sister of St Patrick. 
There were 3 long shipps carried, wherein there were 7 
Saxons of whome Hingist & Orsa were Captines of the 
Saxons of Hingest or King of England and were Receaved 
and obeyed by Vertiger K. of Brittans 450. The Councell of 
Calcedo 2 consisting of 630 Bushopps was about this time in 
anno 445. 451. The Resurection of Our Lord was celebrated 
the 8 of the Calends of May by the Pelagion heresie. The 
Brittans were much trobled by certain french Bishopes 
therein, the Brittains Requireing aid of the Pope of 
Roome were sent for their ayd & Defence of their faith 
Germanuss 3 Altiodorensis Bishopp & Bushopp Lupus, who 
confirmed their faith by worde, examples, & miracles. 
The picts made great warrs w th the Brittaines then which 
was likewise annihilated by Divine Providence for the 
Brittans chosed as their Governour of their armies against 
the Picts Lupus, who did ouercome their enemies not with 
the sound of trumpet or Drum, nor force of armes, but the 
singing of Alleluia* making it sound in the very skies, that 
thereby the said Bishopes ouercame their enemies & returned 
home w th victory to Ravenna was with Great Reverence & 
honor Receaved by K. Valentinian & Placida his wife, whose 
body being after dead was carried with an honorable com- 

^Nahie. Or Dathi. This must be Council was held here in 45 1 to con- 

the same person who is mentioned at demn the errors of Eutyches. 

p. 65, antea, for the Annals F. M. *Germanuss. B.of Auxerre. His 

give 428 as the year of King Dathi's first visit with St. Lupus was in 429. 

death by lightning at Sliabh Ealpa. See an account of it in Newman's 

2 Calcedo. A city on the Asiatic Lives of the English Saints, ix. 138. 

side of the Bosphorus. A General 4 Alleluia. Ibid., p. 154. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 7 1 

pany to Altiodorensis. King Lagerius fought a battle w th 
the Leinstermen, wherein the Leinstermen Got the worst. 
The Great Feast of Taragh called pei]- Ue&riif\/xc was made 
this yeare by K. Lagery. Enna m c Cathfie Dyed. Martianus 
the Emperour Dyed. 

449. Pope Leo raigned 17 years. Drust m c Erb, K. 
of Pictland, Died. The Lynstermen fought the battle of 
Athdara 1 against K. Lagery wherein K. Lagery himselfe was 
taken Captiue & his army altogether overthrone, but the K. 
was enlarged upon his oath 2 by the sunn and moone (which 
was solemnly sworn by him) to restore them their cowes. 

454. Auxilius of Liffie Bushop Dyed. Now Pope Leo 
dyed in the 25 th year of his Popedome, one month and 13 
days, to whome succeeded Hillarius. The battle of Ardcor- 
ran 3 was Given by the Leinstermen to K. Lagery, wherein 
Crewhan was slaine. K. Lagery Died an evill Death. Some 
say he sunck down in the earth between the 2 hills* neere 
the River of Liffie called Irland & Scotland, but the most part 
agree that hee was stroken Dead at a place called Taw Caissi 
by the wind & sunn for forswearing himselfe to the leinster- 
men for the Restitution 5 of the Cowes which he was sworn 
to perform at the time of his Captivity. He Dyed about the 
year 458. 

After the death of king Laygery Aillill Molt began his 
raigne, during whose raigne & the raigne of the former K. 
which was for 43 yeares there Raigned in Ulster 3 K s namely 
Moreagh Kewe Cerall and Eochy m c Morey. There Raigned 
in Munster two K 8 Enos & ffeylim 20 yeares after the Battaile 

1 Athdara. On the Barrow, in wards upon the men of Leinster, as 
the plain of Magh Ailbe. So an fighting with them, for he was the 
ancient Irish tract. The name is enemy of the Leinster men during 
now obsolete. his lifetime.' Ibid. The hills are 

2 OaM. See the form of it in supposed to be Dunmurry and the 
Petrie's H. of Tar a, p. 34. Hill of Allen. 

3 Ardcorran. The name is obso- 5 Restitution. More properly, 
lete. because he raided Leinster, though 

*> Hills. ^oLeabharnahUidhri, he had sworn very solemnly not to 
fol. 117; it adds: ' He was interred demand the borumha from the in- 
on Tara with his face turned south- habitants. 

y 2 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

of ockie 1 where Aillill Molt was slaine. The sonns of Erck 
went over into Scotland anno 498 qui est anno 478, 20 sedso 
483-15. Hillarius Pope dyed, to whom succeeded Simplicius 
Pope. The Cytty of Ravenna was quite Destroyed by an 
Earthquake. Dureing the raignes of the said Kings, that is 
to say the raign of King Leway m'Lagery, K. Mortagh, K. 
Twahall Moylegarve, and K. Dermott there Raigned in 
Scotland five Kings who were Dawangart, Fergus (whom 
I should first name), Enos, Convallo, sonn of Dawangart, 
and Gawran his other sonn, Dureing which time there 
Raigned in Ulster 4 kings vidz* Eochy mConley, ffearga, 
Deman & Broydan mCarill. In Mounster their Reigned 
3 kings Eochy, Criowhan, & Scanlan ; in Connaught alsoe 
there Rayned 5 kings vidz 1 . Owen veil Oillill, fitz Owen 
vel Dwagh Teangowa Eochy Tyrncharna, and fearadagh 
mRossa. Benignus 2 the Bishop dyed 468. Iserninus* 
bishopp died 469. King Ollill Molt made the Great feast 
of Tarag, called feis taragh, the second Booty that the 
Saxons tooke from out of Ireland. Docus Bushopp of the 
Brittansdyed. Brandon 4 Bushopp of Ardmagh dyed. Conell 
Criowhan mNeale, auncestor of y e o'Melaghlyns died. Ear- 
lahy, 5 third Bushop of Ardmagh, dyed. 

482. Simplicius Pope dyed to home succeeded Pope 

487. When King Aillill Molt had thus raigned 20 
years Loway m c Lagerie with his Partakers (which were long 
to number) as Mortagh m c Earcka and Fergus Ker(bel) 
mConnell Criowhan chalenged him to the field, where the 

1 Ockie. Colgan says it was near founded the church of Kilcullen in 
Tara. Trias Thaum., p. 565. Co. Kildare. See Trias Thaum., 

2 Benignus. He succeeded St. p. 19. 

Patrick in the See of Armagh, 4 Brandon. This is a mistake, 

which he occupied from 455 to 465. as Earlahy was the immediate suc- 

He is said to have compiled the cessor of Benignus. 
Book of Rights. See Introd., p. ii. Earlahy. He is called in the 

His feast was celebrated onNovem- Annals F. M. larlathe, and is not 

bergth. to be confounded with St. Jarlath 

3 Isernmus.Re came to Ireland of Tuam. See Ware's Bishops* 
with Auxilius to aid St. Patrick, and p. 34. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 73 

King was slain in y e battle of Oicke. Then began the raign 
of Loway son of king Lagery and reagned 25 years. The 
battaille of Granie 1 where Moriertagh mErcka had the 
victory. There was another battaile of Granie 1 between 
the Lynstermen themselves fought, where Fynncha king 
of o'Keansly* was slaine, and Carbry had the victory. 
Bushopp Moyle 3 died in Ardacha. St. Kineann 4 of Dowliag 
Dowleeke 5 to whome St. Patrick gave his one booke of the 
Holy Euangelist dyed. The Bishopp m c Caille 6 dyed. The 
sixth of y e Ides of October, the battle of Killosny 7 in Moyffea 
was fought wherein Enos mNadfreagh, king of Mounster, 
and his wife Eihny Wahagh daughter of Criowhan mEnna 
Kinsealy was slaine, also Ulan mDowlan his brother. Aillill 
Eaghie Gwyneagh and Mortaugh m c Ecka prince of Oilegh 
were victors. St. Patrick the apostle and archbishopp dyed 8 
in y e 123 rd yeare of his age the i6 th day of the Calends of 
Aprill. Felix, Pope dyed, to whom succeeded Gelatius pope 
Cwymka mCathmoa, bishop of Lusk, 9 dyed. Gelasius pope 
dyed. Anastatius pope was ordained Pope in his place. 
The battle of Sleawyn in Westmeath was giuen by Carbry 
mNeale where the Leinster men were discomfited. Mocheus 10 
of Indroym 11 in. Ulster, dyed. 

1 Granie. Now Graney, near Brigid. His feast was kept on the 
Castledermot, Co. Kildare. 25th of April. 

2 CfKeansly. Hy Kinsellagh, 7 Killosny. i.e. the church of the 
which included not only the present lamentations, now Kelliston, in the 
diocese of Ferns, but also a part of barony of Forth, Co. Carlow. 

Co. Carlow. It had its name from 8 Dyed ._ At Saul, near Down- 

Enna Kinsella, King of Leinster in patr i ck . He was buried at Down- 

the 4th century. patrick. On the year of his death, 

* Moyle. i.e. Mel, a disciple of and his- age when he died, see 

St. Patrick and first bishop of Q'Hanlon's Lives of the Irish 

Ardagh. His feast is on February SaintS) m 7g5 . 

^' Kineann.-^ feast is on the 9 Lusk.-^z D'Altbn's History 

2 4 th of November. f Co ' Dubhn > ?' 4'4- 

s Dowleeke. In Meath, 7 miles 10 Mocheus. K& was a disciple 

S.W. of Drogheda. of St. Patrick. See Irias Thaum., 

6 M'Caille. He was Bishop of P- H- 

Cruachan Bri Eile, i.e. Croghan, in u fndroym.Now Island Mahee 

King's Co. He gave the veil to St. in Strangford Lough. 

74 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

. _ Bushopp Cormack Inderny Cowarb 1 of St. Patrick, 


5 oi. Anastatius pope died in anno 501. [498] Sym- 
machus raigned pope 15 yeares. Carbry m c Neale gave 
the battle of Kynnailve 2 to Leinstermen. The battle of 
Seaisse 3 was Given by Moriertagh mac Earka to Dwagh 
Keangowa, king of Connaught, where Dwagh was slain. 
Fergus More mac earka, with Certaine Ulstermen held part 
of Brittaine where the said Fergus Remayned until he dyed. 

504. The battle of Inne 4 fought against the Leinstermen 
& Illarm m'Dowenlenge, where Moriertagh mEarka had 
the victory. Bishopp Iver 5 Dyed the gth of the Calends of 
May in the 3O rd yeare of his age. Coarban, Bushopp of 
Fearta Coarban, 6 dyed 501. Aidan m c Gawran, K. of Scotland 
fought a battle in the Isle of Man. 

509. Brwidy m c Milcon K. of Pictland, & Dawangort 
mNissie, K. of Scotland, Dyed-fcede hiec erratum est. 7 
Fiacha m c Neale of whom Kinalagh decended fought a battle 
at freawynn in Westmeath, where fiacha was victor. Loway 
m c Lagery K. of Ireland, as he was walking in the fieldes, saw 
a chaple that was Dedicated to St. Patrick, & said this is the 
Church of the Clerk that Prophisied that none of my father's 
posterity should inherit the Crowen of Ireland, he is false 
and in saying soe, sudainly there Came a thunder-bolt from 
heaven w ch lighted upon the kings head & struck him starck 
Dead, this was at a place called Achy forcha. 8 Thus St. 

1 Cowarb. The word is used here See Ireland's Ancient Schools, 
not in its original sense, steward of p. 136. 

the church property, but successor. 6 Coarban. Near Tara. See 

2 Kynnailve. Probably a hill in Lanigan's Eccl. Hist, of Ireland, 
Magh Ailbe in the south of Kildare. i. 419. 

3 Seaisse. The Seaghais or Boyle 7 Erratum est __ ' This is a great 
river. mistake.' These words evidently 

4 fuue.ln Crioch Ua nGabhla, were inserted by O'Daly. On B. 
a territory in the southern part of M'Melcon see Reeves' Adamnan, 
Co. Kildare. p. 150. 

5 Iver.Ibha.r, the patron of Beg 8 Achy forcha. Colgan says this 
Erin, an island near Wexford, where was in the territory now included 
he founded a monastery and school. in the baronies of Slane. Trias 
His feast was kept on 2jrd April. Thaum., p. 172. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 75 

Patricks words were fullfilled in this king; none of his posterity 
(thoughe he was the eldest son of King Neallus Magnus) 
neuer enjoyed the Crowen since, nor never shall. Moriertagh 
Mac Earcka was the next K. and raigned 24 years. M c Nisie 
ats Enos Bushopp of Conrye 1 dyed, whose fathers name was 
ffobreagh and mothers name Cnesy, of whom he was called 
mCnessye. Broyn, bushopp of Cashell, 2 dyed, rather bishop 
of Cuill-iro, in Sligo Contry. Earck, bushopp of Slane, dyed 
in the goth yeare of his age. 

515. The nativity of Querainn the carpenters sonn 
in Anno 515. Symachus Pope dyed, to whom succeeded 
Hormista, who raigned 9 years, as Marcellinus declareth. 
The Battle of Dromdeargye 3 was fought by ffiagh mNeale in 
which he Recouered Usneagh 4 to be of the land of Kynaleagh, 
where Foilge Merrye was ouercome. 

516. Duffagh abbott of Ardmach dyed. Darearca of Kill 
in Slievgowlyn 5 dyed. 

518. S. Congallus of Beanchor 6 was borne this yeare. 

519. The nativity of Saint Kenny or Canicus of Eachy- 
bo. 7 In the province of Dardany there was a horrible 
earthquake in so much that 24 Castles were fallen down in 
one moment by it. Anastatius the Emperor dyed of a sudaine 
& unprovided death of a Thunderbolt which by Gods provi- 
dence was sent him for the favour he did bear to the Eutitian 
Heretickes & persecuted the Catholiques. Justinus senior 
raigned Emperour 8 years. Conly, 8 Bishop of Kildare, 

1 Conrye. The See of Connor in 6 eanckor.'Now Bangor, on the 

Ulster. south side of Belfast Lough. On 

"^CashelL These words are added St. Congall and Bangor, see 

in a different hand. It is in the' Hesdy's Ireland's Ancient Schools, 

south-west of the barony of Carbury. p. 367. Hardly a trace of this once 

3 Dromdeargye. Not identified. famous monastery remains. 

4 Usneagh. A hill in the parish 7 Eachybo. Aghaboe, 8 miles 
of Killare, Co. Westmeath. Here westof Abbeyleix, Queen's Co. This 
the five provinces met. See saint transferred his see later to 
Keating' s History of Ireland, Kilkenny. See Graves' History of 
p. 54. St. Cantce's Cathedral, p. 14. 

5 Slievgowlyn. Slieve Gullion, 8 Conly. See Comerford's Dio- 
in Co. Armagh. The church is now ceses of Kildare and Leighlin, 
called Killeavy. i. 9. His feast is on May jrd. 

7 6 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

dyed. The battle of Delna in Drombrey, 1 wherein Ardgall 
m c Connell and Criowhan mNeale was slaine; Colga Mocloihe 
m c Cowynn m c felym & king Moriertaigh had the victory, was 
fought. Boyhin mBroynn, dyed. St. Culumibkill was borne 
this yeare. He was born the night that St. Boyhinn dyed. 
They were of one family, & both of the families ofthe O'Donells 
ofTyr Connell as may appearebySt. Columb's genealogie as 
Columbkill was sonn of felym who was son of fergus Ceannada, 
whoe was son of Connell Culban, whoe was son of Neale ofthe 
9 hostages &c. We will leave to speak here of St Columb, 
until we come to make mention of him at the yeare of his 
Death. St. Boghinn was his cozen germond, 2 errat. 

522. Beoy, 3 bishopp of Ardkarna, 4 dyed. Aillill abbott 
of Ardmacha, dyed. Hormista Pope dyed, to whom suc- 
ceeded Johanes Pope 53 years, whoe comeing to Constan- 
tinople Restored a blind man to his sight in the presence of 
all men, at the gate called Aurea. Saint Bridgett the virgin, 
in the 2yth or as others say the yoth year only of her age 
dyed. This St. was of noble decent. 8 Shee was of Leinster, 
Descended of Eochy ffinn (of whom I had made mention 
before) who was brother to king Conn Kedcatagh as may 
apeare thus : St. Bridgett was daughter of Duffagh, who was 
sonn of Dreivne, who was sonn of Breasall, who was son of 
Deine, who was sonn of Conly, who was sonn of Artkir who 
was sonn of Carbry Nia, who was sonn of Cormacke, who was 
sonn of Enos who was sonn of Eocha fynn afores d , who was 
sonn of K. felym Reaghtwar and Brother of king Conn 
Kedcahagh. Illan m c Dunleng, K. ofLynster, dyed. Saint 

1 Drombrey. The northern part 3 Beoy. Colgan gives his Life 
of Meath, adjoining Cavan. on the 8th of March, Acta SS., 

2 Cozen germond. He was the p. 562. 

son of Brennan; C. was son of * Ardkarna. Four miles east 

Feidhlimidh, both sons of Fergus of Boyle. 

Ceanfoda. The word 'errat,' 'he 6 Decent. See O'Hanlon's Lives 

makes a mistake,' has reference to of the Irish Saints, ii. n, where 

the time of Baithin's death, which this question is discussed fully. The 

was 600. He succeeded St. C. as relationship of Columba and Brigid 

abbot of lona, and survived him will be found in Todd's Life of St. 

three years. Patrick, p. 252. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 77 

Ailve 1 Dyed. Benedictus the monk flourished in the Mount 
of Cassina in all manner of vertue & Good life, & whom 
St Gregory the pope hath numbered among other Sts in 
the Book of Dialogues, ffelix. pope raigned 4 years 2 
months & 14 Dayes. 

529. Keybann Brick was born this year. The battle 
of Kynneagh 2 the battle of Sye 3 was Given by K. Morier- 
tagh against the Leinster men, where the king had the victory. 
Dionitius this year wrote the Pascall Cyrcle beginning at the 
year of our Lords Incarnation, 532, w ch the year of Diocletian 
218 after the consulship of Lampades and Orestes, w ch yeare 
alsoe Justinianus divulged his Chronicles of the world. Pope 
Felix dyed. The battle of Evlyne 4 was fought by K. Mortaugh 
together with these Ensuing battles, vidz* the battle of Moy- 
alve against Leinstermen, the battle of Ayne 5 against Con- 
naughtmen, the battle of Allon & Kynneigh against Leinster- 
men and the Destruction of Kliagh 6 in one yeare. Bonifacius 
Pope raigned two years & 26 days. King Moriertagh 
having had prosperous success as well before he came to 
the Crowne as after against these that Rebelled against him, 
he was at last Drowned in a kyve of wine in one of his own 
manner-houses called Cleitagh neare the river of Boyne by a 
fayrie woman that burnt the house over the K's head on 
Hollantide night, the K. thinking to save his life from 
burning entred the kyve of wine which was soe high that the 
K. could not keep himselfe for Depth for he was soe fifteen 
foot high as is laid Down in a Certaine book of his life and 
Death. This is the End of king Moriertagh who was both 
burnt, Drowned, & killed together through his own folly in 
trusting to this woman Contrary to the advice of St. Carneagh. 7 

^S. Ailve. First bishop of Emly. mountains, in Co. Tipperary. 

His feast is on September i2th. See 5 Ayne. Hy Fiachrach Aidhne, a 

Healy' 'sir -eland's Ancient Schools, territory in the S.E. of Co. Galway, 

p. 131. conterminous with the diocese of 

2 Kynneagh O'D. says it is in Kilmacduagh. 

the Co. Kildare, adjoining Wicklow. 6 Kliagh. In the barony of 

3 Sye. Or Athsighe, now Assy, Idrone, Co. Carlow. 

in the barony of Deece, Co. Meath. 7 St. Carneagh. Of Dulane, Co. 

4 Evlyne. The Slieve Phelim Meath. 

7 8 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

535. Twahal Moyle Garve began his raigne & raigned 
1 1 years. He was sonn of Cormack Keigh, who was sonn 
of Carbry who was sonn of Neale of the nine Hostages. 
He caused Dermot nvKeruell to live in Exile & in Desert 
places because he Claimed to have Right to y e Crowen. 
St. Moychey, 1 Disciple of St. Patrick & Patron of Louth, 2 
dyed the i6 th of the Calends of September, himselfe writeth 
in his Epistle thus: Mocheus peccator & presbiter Sancti 
Patricy Discipulus in Domino salutem &c whose age at the 
time of his death was 300 years & 3 days. Bonifatius Pope 
Dyed, to whom succeeded Mercorius, who raigned 2 years 
4 months & 6 dayes. The battle of Lwachra 3 between the two 
Invers by K. Twahall was fought on Kyannaght 4 . Marcel- 
linus hath brought his chronicles thereunto. 

536. Aillill, abbott of Ardmach, dyed. The nativity 
of Saint Boyhinn, 5 scholar of Saint Columbkill. 

^39. Mercorius Pope dyed. Agapicus succeeded eleven 
months & eight Dayes. The battle of Kleynlogh 6 was 
fought where Maney mKervil was slaine maintaining the 
liberties of o'Mayne 7 in Connaught, & Goivneann of ffiachra 
Ayney was victor. Cowgall Mac Dawangort, K. of Scotland 
in the 35 th year of his raigne, dyed. 

543. Bread was very scarce this yeare. Silverius Pope 
raigned one year 5 months & 1 1 Days & Dyed. The 
nativity of Pope Gregory Nean Bishop dyed. Pope 
Vigilius by birth a Romane raigned 17 years & 9 months 
and 22 days, dyed at Siracusa & was buried in Via Salaria, 
as Venerable Beda recounteth. 

l St.Moychey. SeeAnnalsF.M., 5 Boyhinn. See p. 10, antea. 

i. 135. Lanigan shows how the error ^Kleynlogh. In Cinel Aedha, i.e. 

about his reputed great age arose, in Hy Fiachrach Aidhne. 

EccL H. of Ireland, i. 310. 7 o'Mayne. Hy Many, a district 

* Louth. See Healy's Ireland's which included the present baronies 

Ancient Schools, p. 126. of Athlone, in Co. Roscommon, and 

3 Lwachra. At Cluan Ailbe, in the baronies of Ballymoe, Tiaquin, 
the barony of Upper Duleek, Co. Killian, and Kilconnell, in Co. Gal- 
Meath. way. It was inhabited by the 

4 Kyannaght. The territory of O'Kellys and O' Maddens. Seethe 
K. Breagh included the baronies of Tribes and Customs of Hymany, 
Upper and Lower Duleek. edited by O'Donovan. 

7 he Annals of Clonmacnoise. 79 

546. The was a great mortality w ch was called Irish 
Blefeth, 1 of which Disease Clarineagh ats Berchann,* who is 
supposed to be called in English Merlyn 3 dyed. Ailve 
Seanchwa 4 o'Naillealla dyed. 

547. The battle of Tortan 5 against Leinster men, where 
m'Ercka sonn of Ailill Molt was slaine, was fought this 
yeare. The Battle of Slygeagh where Owen Bell, K. of 
Connaught, was slaine; and Fergus & Donell the two sonns 
of m c Ercka finnire mSedna & Nynny mDivagh were victors. 
Lugedus, Bishop of Connery, dyed. 

King Twahal hauing proclaimed throughout the whole 
K. dom the banishment of Dermot m c Kervel (as before is 
specified) with a great Reward to him y l would bring him 
his hart, the said Dermot for feare of his life lived in the 
deserts of Cluonvicknose (then called Ardtibra) and meeting 
with the abbot St. Kieran in the place where the Church of 
Clonvickenose now standes, who was but newly come thither 
to live or dwell from Inis Angin 6 & having noe house or 
place to Reside & dwell in, the said Dermot Gave him his 
assistance to make a house there, & in thrusting down in the 
earth one of the peeces of the timber or wattles of the house, 
the s d Dermot took St. Queran's hand 7 & did put it ouer his 
one head or hand in sign of Reverence to the St., whereupon 
the saint Humbly besaught God of his great Goodness that 
by that time to-morrow ensuing that the hands of Dermot 
might have superiority over all Ireland, which fell out as the 
St. Requested, for Mulmorry OHargedy, foster-brother of 

1 Blefeth. See the Census of 4 Seanchwa. Shancoe, in the 
Ireland for 1851, pt. v. vol. i. ' barony of Tirerril, Co. Sligo. This 
p. 416. churchismentionedinTrzasT/iaum.,. 

2 Berchann. Called also Mobi p. 134. 

Clairineagh, z'. e. of the flat face. 5 Tortan. Near Ardbraccan, Co. 

He was founder of the monastery of Meath. 

Glasnevin. His feast is on Octo- 6 /. Angin. In Lough Ree, now 

ber I2th. See Reeves' Adamnan, called Hare Island. 

Ixii. 7 Hand. This event is commemo- 

3 Merlyn. K famous enchanter. rated in the carving of one of the 
It is not easy to see what connexion crosses of Clonmacnoise. & Intro- 
could be between him and St. Mobi. duction. 

g o The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Dermott, seeing in what perplexity the nobleman was in, 
besaught him that hee might be pleased to lend him his 
black horse, & that hee would make his Repaire to Greally 
da Phill, 1 where he hard K. Twahall to have a meeting with 
som of his nobles, & there would present him a whelps hart 
on a speares head, instead of Dermots hart, and soe by that 
means gett access to the K. whom he would kill out of hand 
& by the help & swiftness of the horse saue his one life 
whether they would or noe. Dermott listing to the wordes 
of his foster-brother, was amongst two extremityes, loth to 
refuse him & far more loth to lend it him, fearing hee should 
miscarry & be killed, but between both he Granted him his 
Request, whereupon hee prepared himselfe & went as he was 
Resolved, mounted on the s d black horse, a hart besprinkled 
with blood on his speare, to the place where he hard the K. 
to bee ; the K. & people seeing him come in that manner 
supposed it was Dermotts hart that was to be presented by 
the man that rode in post hast ; the whole multitude gave 
him way to the K., & when he came within reach to the king 
as though to Tender him the hart, he gaue the K. such a 
deadly Bloe of his speare, that the K. Instantly fell dowen 
Dead in the midst of his people, whereupon the man was 
besett on all sides & at last taken & killed, soe as speady 
news came to Dermot, who Incontinently went to Tarach, & 
there was crowned K. as St. Queran Prayed & Prophesied 

Dermot m c Cervell began his raigne Immediately after 
king Twahal was killed, & raigned 20 years from the begin- 
ning of the raigne ot K. Dermot to the death of Hugh 
m'Ainnreagh 36 years, dureing which time there raigned in 
Ireland the number of 7 kings, vidz 1 Donell, ffergus, Boydann, 
Eochy, Boydann, Ainmire, and Hugh his sonn. There 
raigned also in Scotland 2 kings Connall m c Cowgall & Hugh 
m c Gawran. There Raigned likewise in the province of 
Ulster 2 kings David mConnell and Hugh Duff mSwynie, 

1 G. da Phill. O'Donovan says this place was on the Liffey, in Co. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 8 1 

in Leinster there raigned 2 K 8 , Colman & Hugh, in Ossery 
two K 8 Colman & Ceanfoyla, & in Mounster 4 K 8 raigned, 
ffelym, Hugh, Garvey, & Auley, & in like manner in the 
province of Connaught there Raigned 2 K 8 , that is to say 
Moylecahy & Hugh. 

Dermot was not aboue 7 months K. when St. Queran dyed 
in Clonvickenose when he Dwelt therein but seven months 
before in the 33 year of his age, the 9 th of September. His 
fathers name was Beoy, a Connaught man & a carpenter. 
His mother Darerca, of the issue of Corck m c nergus m c Roy 
of the Clanna Rowryes, he in his Childhood liued with 
his father & mother in Templevickinloyhe in Kinaleagh 1 
until a theef of the Contry of Affaly stole the one cow 
they had, w ch being found, hee forsooke together with his 
father & mother the said place of the stealth fearing of 
further Inconvenience ; he in the mean time earnestly 
Intreated his parents that they would please to give him 
the Cow, that he might goe to school to Clonard 2 to 
Bushopp Finnann, where St. Columbkill, Columb (M c ) Criow- 
hann, 3 Colman 4 of Lynnealae, St. Boyhinn, & Divers others 
were at school, which his parents Denyed, whereupon he 
resolved to goe thither as poore as he was without any 
maintenance in the world. The Cow followed him thither 
with her calfe, & being more Given to the care of his learning 
than to the keeping of the Cowes, having none to keep the 
Calfe from the Cowe, Did but draw a strick of his batt between 
the Calfe & Cow, the Cow could not thenceforth come noe 
nearer the Calf then to the strick, nor the Calf to the Cow, 
soe as there needed noe servant to keep them one from 

1 Kinaleagh. Perhaps L. Kineel, Lower Ormond, Co. Tipperary. His 

near Abbeylara, Co. Longford. feast is December i3th. See 

''Clonard. Ten miles S. W. of Lanigan's Eccl. If., ii. 71. 

Trim. See an account of this famous 4 Colman. Called C. Ela. Hence 

school and its founder, in Healy's the name of the monastery, which is 

Ireland's Ancient Schools, p. 188. situated two miles S.W. of Tulla- 

St. Finnian's feast is December i2th. more, King's Co., and at the same 

3 Columb M'Criowhann. Of distance from St. Carthach's monas- 

Terryglass, on the western shore of tery of Rahan. His feast is on Sep- 

Lough Derg, in the barony of tember 26th. 

82 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

another but the strik. But w* doe I speak of his miracles 
which are soe innumerable as would fill a whole volume, 
which was a rare thing in anyone of his age, when he was 
Dying he desired his monkes, that they would bury his body 
in the little Church of Clonnvickenos & stop the doore thereof 
with stones & let nobody haue access thereunto until his 
companion Keyngynn or Keyvinn had come, which they 
accordingly did, But St. Keyvinn dwelling at Gleanndalock 
in Leinster then, it was reveled to him of the death of his 
deare & loueing Companion St. Queran, whereupon he came 
sudainly to Cluonvicknose & finding the moncks & servants of 
St. Queran in their sorrowful & sad Dumpes after the Death 
of their said lord & Master, he asked them of the Cause of 
their sadness, they were soe heartless for Greef as they gaue 
noe answer & at last fearing he would grow angry, they 
tould him St Queran was dead & byried, & ordered or 
ordayned the place of his buriall should be kept without 
access untill his Coming, the stones being taken out of the 
doore, St. Kevinn entred, to whom St. Queran apeared & 
remayned Conversing together for 24 hours, as is very confi- 
dently Laid Down in the Life of St. Queran, & afterwards 
St. Kevin Departed to the place of his one abiding, left 
St. Querin buried in the said little Church of Clonvickenois. 

But K. Dermot most of all men Grieved for his death in 
soe much y l he grew Deaf & could not heare the Causes of 
his subjects, by reason of the heauiness & troblesomnes of his 
braines. St. Columb Kill 1 being then Banished into Scotland, 
K. Dermot made his repaire to him, to the end he might 
work som meanes by miracles for the recouery of his health 
& hearing & withall tould St. Columb how he assembled 
all the Phisitians of Ireland that they could not help him ; 
Then said St. Columb mine advise unto you is to make your 
Repaire to Clonvickenois to the place where y r Ghostly father 
& friend Saint Queran is Buried, & there to put a little of the 
earth of his grave or of himselfe in your Ears, w h is the 

1 St. Columb Kill. On his so- see Reeves Adamnan, Ixxiv. and 
called banishment by St. Molaise, p. 247. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 83 

medisine w ch I think to be most auaileable to help you, the 
K. having receaved the said instructions of St. Columb took 
his Journey Imediately to Clonvicknose & finding Enoy 
Mac Eloysie (who was abott of the place after St Queran) 
absent he spoke to Loway then Parish priest of Clonvickenois 
& tould him of St. Columbs Instructions unto him whereupon 
Priest Loway and K. Dermott fasted & watched that night in 
the little Church where St. Queran was buried, & the next 
morning the priest took the bell 1 that he had (named then the 
white bell) & mingled part of the Clay of St. Queran therein 
with Holywater & put the same in the kings eares, and 
Imediately the K. had as Good hearing as any in the 
kingdom, & the whole sickness & trebles of his braines 
ceased at that Instant, which made the K. to say, if fe^pc&c 
&TI tii -oo ni &n clog optnn, w ch is as much to say in English, 
as the Bell did doe us a miraculous Turn, which bell Saint 
Lowna convoyded with him to the church of ffoyrie 2 where he 
remayned afterwardes. K. Dermott bestowed great Gifts of 
Lands on Clonvicknois in honour of St. Queran for the 
Recouery of his health. 

550. The prophet Bey m c De began to prophisie anno 
550. He prophisied that lords would loose their Chiefries & 
seignories, & that men of Little estate & lands would loose 
their lands, because they should be thought little, & lastly, 
there should come Great mortality of men which would begin 
in ffanid 3 in Ulster, Called the sweep 4 of Fanaid. The battle 
of Cowle Conery 5 in Keara was fought, in which Aillill Molt 
Invanna, K. of Connaught, & Hugh Fortawill, his brother, 
were slaine. Fergus & Donell', the two sonns of m.Earcka 
were victors. The Great Pestelence called the Boy Connell 6 

1 Bell. On the use of bells in in ancient times. 

ancient times in Ireland see Reeves' 4 Sweep. The Felire of Aengus 

Memoir of St. Patrick's Bell. speaks of this plague under August 

2 ffoyrie. Perhaps Fore, in the 2gth, the feast of the Beheading of 
barony of this name in Co. West- St. John Baptist. 

meath. 5 C. Conery. The name is not 

3 ffanid. The north-east of the known in the barony of Ceara or 
barony of Kilmacrenan, Co. Done- Carra, Co. Mayo. 

gal. It belonged to the M c Swinys 6 B. Connell. -It seems to have 

G 2 

4 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

began, of which these saints Dyed Finny a m c Wihealla of 
Clonard, Columb m c Criowhan, Columb of Innis Kealtra, 1 
SinchealP mKean Keanaynaynn Abbott of Killeachie 
Dromata, and macTayle 3 of Killcullyn who was otherwise 
called Owen m c Corcrann. Fohagh m'Conell dyed. Ahagh 
m c Conlay, K. of Ulster, of whom Iveahagh 4 is called, dyed. 
Biag m c Dee, 5 the prophett, Dyed. Crowhan nrBriwyn, K. 
of Teaffa, dyed. The Nativity of Saint Mowlua. 6 

552. This year there grew a sickness called the Saw- 
thrust. 7 CafRe m c nergossa bishop of Achy Conn 8 in the isoth 
year of his age Dyed. Pope Vigilius dyed. Pelagius, a 
Roman by birth, succeeded as pope 1 1 yeares and 8 dayes. 

561. The nativity of Caeman 9 of Leymore in Connaught. 
Fiacha o'Huiday, K. of Ulster, was killed in the battle of 
Dromkleichy 10 by Deman m c Carill and by the oNeahaghe.s of 
Nardo. 11 Nisan 12 the leaper Dyed. Colman More sonne of K. 
Dermott was killed in his Coach by Duff Slatt O'Freana. 
The abbey of Beanchoir in Ulster was founded this year. 

been a sort of jaundice. See Census see O ' Curry ' s MS. Materials, p. 

0/1851, pt. v. vol. i. p. 415. 399. 

1 Innis Kealtra. Now Holy 6 Mowlua. The founder of Clon- 
Island, in Lough Derg, 10 miles N. fert Molua, in Ossory. His feast is 
of Killaloe, Co. Clare. St. Colum is on August 4th. 

here put by mistake for St. Caimin, ^ SawMrust.Some sort of cu- 

the founder of I. See Keating, H. taneous disease. 

of Ireland, p. 357. % Achy Con n.Novf Aughnakilly, 

2 Sincheall. There were two i n the barony of Kilconway, Co. 
saints of this name, -both of the Antrim. 

same monastery. The elder, who 9 Caeman. Usually called Mo- 
founded Killachie, now Killeigh, in chaemog, the name given him by 
the barony of Geashil, King's Co., St. Ita. His church was at Leamo- 
is meant here. His feast is on March kevogue, near Two-mile-Borris, Co. 
a6th. See Colgan's Acta SS., p. Tipperary. His feast is on March 
747- i3th. See Colgan's Acta SS., p. 

3 MacTayle. O' Donovan conjee- 589. 

tures he was patron of St. Michael ^Dromkleichy. O'Donovan con- 

le Pole in Dublin. Annals F. M., jectures Kilclief, Co. Down. 

ii- 638. "Nardo. Of the Ardes, a district 

4 Iveahagh. The baronies of in the east of the same county. 
Upper and Lower Iveagh, forming ^Nisan. Of Mungret, near 
the western portion of Co. Down. Limerick. His feast is on July 25th. 

5 B. m c Dee. On his prophecies He is known as the leper. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 85 

563. St. Brandon 1 abbot founded the church of Clonfert. 
The assention of St. Brandon Birr to the skyes in his Chariot 
or Coach. King Dermott to mak manifest unto his subjects 
of the K. dom his magnificience apointed a sergiant 2 named 
Backlaure w th a speare to Travaile through the kingdom w th 
power to break such doores of the nobilities as he should find 
narow in such manner as the speare could enter into the 
house thwartwayes or in the breadth of the doores. The 
sargeant travailing to & fro 5 with his Directions putting in exe- 
cution the kings pleasure in that behalfe by breaking of either 
side of such Doors as he could find unfitt for that purpose, 
untill at last he came to the house of one Hugh Gwary in 
Imaine in Connaught, where being desired by those of the house 
to enter in the absence of the said Hugh, the sargiant said, he 
could not bring in his speare as he ought. Noe, s d they of 
the house, wee will break the doores of either side & make it 
in such manner as you may bring in your speare as you 
Desire, which they accordingly did, the sargiant haveing the 
Doores broken, entred & feasted with them, & soone after 
Hugh Gawrie came to the towen & seeing his Doore broken 
he asked who broke it, & being tould that it was Backlaure 
the K s sergiant he entered the house in a Rage, & without 
much adoe Killed the sargiant presently and tooke his flight 
himself to Roadanus 3 abbot of Lohra 4 who was his mothers 
Brother, thinking for his sanctitye & meanes, to secure him- 
selfe from the K s furie for killing hit, sargiant. 

Rodanus sent his said nephew to the K. of Wales, who 
was his well-wisher, & one in whome hee reposed Great Trust. 
The K. of Ireland hearing of the killing of his sargiant by 
Hugh Gwarey, caused narrow search to be made for him, & 
understanding that he was sent to the K. of Wales, wrote to 

1 St. Brandon. The first-men- 3 Roadanus. His feast is on 
tioned here is known as the Mariner; April i5th. 

his feast is on May i6th. The feast 4 Lohra. In the barony of Lower 

of St. B . of Birr is on November 29th. Ormond, Co. Tipperary. A monas- 

See Healy's Ireland's Ancient tery for Dominicans was founded 

Schools, pp. 210 and 522. here in 1269 by Walter De Burgo, 

2 Sergiant. i.e. a steward. The Earl of Ulster. See Hibernia Do- 
Irish word was probably maor. minicana, p. 274. 

86 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

him, that he should send him back, or Refusing 1 soe to do, 
that he w th all his forces would go ouer to him, & Destroy his 
K. dom, & Remaine there untill he had found Hugh Gwary, 
which the K. of Wales perseaving sent him back to Roadanus 
the abbott againe ; When king Dermott understood how he 
was sent ouer he prepared to come to Lohra w th a few of his 
guard & in his coach came to Lohra afores d , & sent one of his 
men to know where Hugh Gawry was. The man looked 
about him could see none but Roadanus, that sate in his 
accustomed chaire or seat where he did used to say his 
prayers, under whose feet or neer adjoyning he Caused a hole 
to be made in y e floore, for Hugh Gwary to rest in, whereoff 
no body had knowledg but Roadanus himselfe & one more 
that carried him his meat at the Times of Refections. The 
K. seeing the man brought him no tydings, he entred him- 
selfe & was Confident ; Roadanus being Inquired of the place 
where Hugh Gawrey was, would not lye but tell truth as was 
his Custom, the K. accordingly entred & saluted him with 
harch salutations of Bitter & pinching words, such as were 
unfitt to be spoken to such a holy and virtuous man, saying 
that it did not belong to one of his Coat to shelter or keep 
in his house one that Committed such a fact as to kill his 
sargiant y l was Imployed in the execution of his Instructions, 
& prayed that there might be noe abbott or monk to succeed 
him in his place in Lothra. By God's grace, s d Roadanus, 
there shall be abbots & monkes for euer, & there shall be no 
K 8 Dwelling in Tarach from henceforward, when they had 
thus bitterly spoken, the king asked where Hugh Gawry was, 
I know not where he is said Roadanus if he be not where you 
stand, for soe he was indeed Right under the K 8 feet. The 
K. thinking he spoke in jest departed, and being out of the 
house thought with himselfe, that the holy man spoke truth 
& that Hugh Gwarey was under the place where he stood, & 
sent one of his men in again with a pick-ax to Digg the 
place & to bring him out by force. As soon as the man came 
to the place, he struck the earth with the pick-axe, his hands 
Lost all their strength on the sudaine in such manner as the 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 87 

party could not lift the pick-axe from the Ground, then he 
cryed mercy & Besaught Roadanus his forgiueness & Remis- 
sion w th his benediction which Rodanus accordingly gave 
him & kept the man thenceforth with him in the habitt of a 
monke, the K. seeing him not Returning entred himselfe & 
caused the hole to be digged where he found Hugh Gwarrie, 
whom he carried Prisoner to tarach. 

Roadanus seeing himself violently abused & bereft of his 
kinsman sent for others of the Church & followed the K. to 
Tarrach, & there craved Hugh Gawry of the K., which he 
absolutely Refused ; After supper the K. with the nobles of 
his court & prelates of the Church went to bed, & about 
midnight the K. being heauiely asleep, dreamed that he saw 
a Great Tree that Rooted Deeply in the earth, whose lofty 
top & braunches were soe high broad that they came 
neere the Cloudes of heaven & that he saw 150 men about the 
tree, with 150 broad mouthed sharp axes cutting the tree, & 
when it was cut when it fell to the earth the Great noyse it 
made at the time of the falling thereof awaked the K. out of 
his sleep, w ch Dream was Construed, Interpreted, & expounded 
thus, that this Great Tree thus strongly Rooted in the earth, 
& branches abroad, that it Retched to the very firmament, 
was the K. whose power was over all Ireland and that the 
150 men with sharp axes cutting the tree were these prelates 
saying the 150 Psalms of Dauid, that would cut him from the 
very Rootes of his Destructions & fall for euer. When the 
morning came the K s nobles & prelates arose, and after the 
Clergyman had done with their prayers they besaught the K. 
again to enlarge unto them Hugh Gwairye, which he did as 
absolutely refuse as hee did before, and then Roadanus & a 
Bushop that was with him tooke their bells that they had, w ch 
they rung hardly, cursed the K. & place, and prayed God, 
that no K. or Q. ever after would or could Dwell in Tarach, 
& that it should be waste for euer w th out Court or Pallace, as 
it fell out 1 accordingly. K. Dermot himself nor his successors 

1 Fell out. Though the Ardrighs Kings of Tara, to distinguish them 
did not dwell there, they were called from the provincial kings. 

88 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

kings of Ireland cou'd never Dwell in Tarach since the time 
of that curse but every one of the kings chose himself such a 
place as in his own Discression he thought fittest & most 
Convenient for him to Dwell &c as Moyleseaghlyn more, 
Donasgiah, 1 Brian Bowrowey, Kincory 2 &c. Roadanus being 
thus Refused he tendered a ransom of 30 Horses, which the 
K. was contented to accept, & soe granted him Hugh 

Gawran sonn of Dawangart K. of Scotland dyed. The 
Scottish men were put to flight by Brwydy m c Milcon K. of 
Picts. Cornan m c Eahagh Tyrmcarna was killed by K. 
Dermot. The battle of Cowle Innsyn 3 was given by Hugh 
m c Brenynn K. of TeafFa to K. Dermot. The sayleing of 
St Columb Kill to Scotland in the 42nd yeare of his age. 

563. The O'Neales gave the battle of Moneyderg 4 to the 
Picts, where they killed 7 of their kings, together with Hugh 
Brecke. Aydan o'fiighragh Dyed. 

569. King Dermot was slaine by Hugh Duffm c Swyne at 
Rathbeg, 5 whose body was entred in Conrie & head brought 
to Clonvicnose, as he requested himselfe. This K. Dermott 
had issue three noble & goodly sonns, Hugh Slane who was 
auncestor to nine K 8 of Ireland, Colman More who was 
auncestor to 7 K s of Ireland, of whom Clann Colman tooke 
the name, and Colman Begg, he was son to Fergus Keruel, 
who was son to Conall Criowhan, who was sonn of Neale of 
the 9 Hostages. 

Donell, Fergus, Boyan Eochye, & Anmine were K s jointly 
seven years and after them Boydan m c Anynnea raigned one 
yeare. Eochy succeeded half a yeare, & was slaine by Cronan 
mTygernye. Saint Brandon of Birr dyed anno Dno 569. 
The battle of Gawra Liffee was Given by the Leiifstermen, 

1 Donasgiah. On the western p. 176, and White's H. of the 
bank of Lough Ennell. Dalcassian Clans, p. 9. 

2 Kincory. At Killaloe, Co. 3 Cowle Innsyn. Not identified. 
Clare. The palace extended from 4 Moneyderg. Reeves conjee - 
where the Catholic church now tures Moneymore, Co. Deny. 
stands to the river side near the * Rathbeg. In the parish of Done- 
weir. See Frost's History of Clare, gore, Co. Antrim. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 89 

where Fergus & K. Donall were victors. Dawyn m c Dawyn 
Daweargid dyed. Joannes by birth a Romane Raigned pope 
12 yeares 1 1 months & 26 dayes. Deman m c Carrill was killed 
by the Baghlayhes of Barney or Roaring boys of Boren. 
Aynmire m c Setna joynt K. was slain by fergus m c Nellyne 
which ffergus was soon after slaine by Hugh mAinmireagh. 
Eonoye m c Eloysie second abott of Clonvicknoise dyed, suc- 
cessor and next abbot after St. Queran. From the death of 
St. Patrick to this time were 100 yeares. Mayneann bishop 
of Clonfert died. Carbry m'Criowhan king of Munster did 
Give a battle to Colman Beg son of K. Dermott, where Carboy 
was victor. The battle of Talo & fartalo, the names of 2 
fields between Elie & Ossorie, which is between Clonfertt 
Molwa & Sayer 1 where ffiachra m'Boydon was victor. Conell 2 
son of Cowgall that gave the Island of Hugh 3 to Columb kill 
dyed in the i6 th year of his reign of Dalriaty. Brenaynn 
m c Briwyn, K. of the land of Teaffa, died. Diseases of the 
Leaprosie did abound and knobbes this year. 

579. St. Brandon of Clonfert died 577 16 maii veil 583. 

580. Echtgen, Bishop of Clonfada Boghan, 4 dyed. The 
Departing of Ulstermen from Eawyn. Vinianus Bishop 
nephew to ffiacha Dyed. Benedictus by birth a Romane sate 
4 years i monthe & 29 dayes. The battle of Drom m c Eircke 5 
was Given, where Colga mDonell mMurtough was slaine 
and Hugh mAynmreagh was victor. Ceannath K. of the 
Picts dyed. Boyhan m c Carill K. of Ulster dyed. The Battle 
of the Isle of man was given by Aydan. m c Gawran was 

584. Brwydie m c Milchon, K. of Pictland Dyed. Feradgh 
m c Dwagh K. of ossery was killed by his one men. Pelagius 
by birth a Romane sate 10 yeares 10 months and 10 dayes. 

587. Pope Gregory sent to the Brittanes for their con- 

1 Sayer. Now Seir Kieran, four ous forms of this name see Reeves' 
miles east of Birr. Adamnan, p. 258. 

2 Conell. He was king of the 4 C. Boghan Now Clonfad, in 
Dalriada of North Britain. Annals the barony of Farbill, Co. West- 
F. M., i. 209. meath. 

3 Hugh. i.e. lona. On the vari- B D. m c Eircke.Ro\. identified. 

g O The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

version to the Catholique faith, St. Augustine, Militus, & 
John with Divers other monks, who had Good success for 
the Conversion of England. Fergus B. of Dromleahglaissy, 1 
who founded kill Brian Dyed. m c Nissie an Ulsterman third 
abbot of Clonvicknoise, Died. In the i6 th yeare of his place 
Hugh m c Swinie K. of Moynmoye dyed. Boyhan m c Nynnea 
mDwagh m c Conel Gulban, K. of Taragh, was killed. Comyn 
m c Colman and Comyn m c Lyvren killed him by the provoca- 
tion and setting on of Colman Begg, sonn of K. Dermot. 
Ainmyre m c Sedna was king three years and was then slaine 
by ffergus m c Nelline. In his time flourished in this kingdom 
Enna o'Loingsye, 2 a famous Learned and most virtuous 
scholar. Hugh m c Ainmyreagh succeeded in the kingdom & 
Reigned 25 years. In his time the meeting was between him 
and Aidan mGawran, 3 K. of Scotland in Dromkehaire 4 with 
Divers of the nobility both spirituall & Temporall of Ireland 
& Scotland, in their Company for Deciding the Controversie 
between the said kings for the Teritory and Lordship of 
Dalriada. St Columb Kill and St Bohyn were then present 
at that meeting. The battle of Bealaghatha was fought, 
where Colman Begg sonn of K. Dermot was slaine. I take 
the place to be called Belanaha neere Mollingare, he was 
slaine by K. Hugh. David m c Carill Died. Carlan 5 B. of 
Ardmach dyed. Senagh B. of Clonard dyed. The conversion 
of Constantine to Our Lord. There was great frost this 
yeare. Anal. Ulst. 

1 Dromleahglaissy. Downpat- all subjection to the Irish monarch, 

rick. The Dun within which was It was decided that they were bound 

the dwelling of Celtchar, one of the to go on hostings with the men of 

Red Branch Knights, is still stand- Erin, but not to pay tribute to them, 

ing to the north of the cathedral. See Leahbar na hUidhri, fol. 9, 

See Reeves' Antiquities of Down, and Reeves' Adamnan, pp. 92 and 

&c.,p. 141. 403. 

Enna d" Loingsye. Neither 4 Dromkehaire. i. e. Drumceat, 
O'Reilly nor O'Curry makes any now called the Mullagh, near New- 
mention of his writings, townlimavaddy, Co. Deny. See 

3 A. m c Gawran. He was in- Keating' s H. of Ireland, p. 370. 

auguratedbySt.Columbain574king 8 Carlan. He occupied the see 

of the Dalriada. They had settled for ten years. See Ware's Bishops, 

in Scotland, and wanted to refuse p. 38. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 91 

588. Hugh Duff m c Swyny K. of Dalnary, that killed K. 
Dermot mKervel, was slaine. Bushop Hugh m'Brick 1 Died. 
This is St. Hugh (as some think it) B. of Lyncolne in Eng- 
land ; but I am of a contrary (opinion), for Hugh B. of 
Lincolne 2 was of the order of Carthusians & this other Hugh 
was many yeares before St. Bruno, (the founder of that order,) 
was borne. Bushop Hugh mac Bricke is Desended of ffiacha 
m c Neale of the 9 Hostages as may apear thus : Bishop Hugh 
was sonn of Bricke, who was sonn of Cormack, who was sonn 
of Criowhan, who was sonn of Carbry, who was son of the s d 
ffiagha. Hugh m^Brenaynn, K. of the country of Teaffa that 
granted Dorow 3 to St. Columb Kill, dyed. The same yeare 
there was much frost and winde. St. David of Kilmoney 4 

589. ffelym mcTygerny, K. of Mounster, dyed. The 
Battle of Leihrye 5 was fought by K. Aidan of Scotland. 

590. The Battle of Moyeoghter 6 over Cloncury westward 
was fought by Branduffe mEaghagh against the O'Neales. 
Lowy of Lismore 7 Dyed. The nativity of Comyn Foda. Enos 
Magawley Died. Gregory by birth a Romane begotten of 
Gordiamus raigned 13 yeares 3 months & 10 days. Seanchan 
mColman more was killed. 

Saint Columb Kill Dyed 8 on Whitsunday ieve the 5 th of 
the Ides of June in the Island of Hugh in the 35 th year of his 
pilgrimage in Scotland, & banished thither & in the 77 yeare 
of his age, as he was saying his prayers in the Church of that 

1 H. m c Brick. Founder of Kil- 4 D. of Kilmoney. He is men" 
lare, Co. Westmeath. He is vene- t'ioned in the notice of St. Molua in 
rated at Slieveleague, Co. Donegal. in the Martyrology of Donegal. 
His feast is on February 28th. See 5 Leihrye. Not identified. 
Colgan's Acta SS., p. 418. * Moyeoghter. A plain in north 

2 Hugh B. of Lincolne. He died Kildare. 

in the year 1200. 7 Lismore. In Co. Waterford. 

3 Dorow. Four miles N. of Tulla- St. Carthach, after leaving Rahan, 
more, King's Co. Of the monastery built a monastery here about 633. 
founded by St. Columba nothing See Colgan's Acta SS., p. 539. 
remains. A cross and holy well are 8 Dyed. On the date of his death 
close by its site. See Reeves' see Reeves' Adamnan, pp. 182 and 
Adamnan, p. 23. 309. 

g2 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Isle with all his monkes about him, & was entred 1 in the 
place where the aby of Dowen is (before the aby 2 was 
founded by S r Jo n Coursey) where St. Patrick & St. Bridgett 
were buried before. St. Columb, as I said before, was of the 
o'Neales 3 of Tyrr Connell and was prophisied to come by 
St. Patrick 100 yeares before his birth, as he was baptizing 
Connell m c Neale & ffergus his son, St. Patrick held both his 
hands over the heades of the said Connell and ffergus & kept 
his hands 4 longer over the head of ffergus than he Did over 
the head of Connell, whereat Connell being somewhat moued 
asked St. Patrick the question why he held his hand longer 
ouer the head of ffergus than over his head, to whom St. 
Patrick answerd that there should descend of ffergus one for 
sanctity of Life & hospitality would prove a very Good man, 
whose name would be Columb Kill, w ch came to pass accord- 
ingly Moyty, 5 the ould priest before mentioned, prophisied of 
his coming, alsoe Movie Clarineagh did the like prophisie w th 
many others. Eihny 6 St. Columb kills mother, Dreamed 7 
when she was bigg with child & St. Columb Kill in her 
womb, that one Gave her a great Coverlett that Reatched 
from the North of Ireland to York in England, wherein all 
Colours seemed to be soe fairley dyed as could be, & saw a 
man in shining Cloaths take the same from her & conveyed it 
up to the Cloudes of heaven, which procured Great sorrow in 
her ; be nothing sad (said the partie) You ought rather to 
solace jocund then sad for the exposition of this Coverlet 
soe far reaching is that you shall be Delivered of a sonn 
whose Christian Documents shall reach everywhere in these 
kingdoms of Ireland & Scotland. Shee dreamed another 
vision, that the fowle of the ayre carried her entreales into 

1 Entred. He was buried at lona; descent from Niall of the Nine 
sometime in the 8th century his Hostages. 

remains were brought to Ireland, to 4 Hands. See Colgan's Trias 

save them from being seized by the Thaum., pp. 145 and 192. 

Danes. Ibid., p. 312. Moyty. Not identified. 

2 Aby. The reference is to the *Eihny. She was descended from 
Abbey of Inis, founded for Cister- Cathaoir mor. See Reeves' Adam- 
cians in 1180. nan, p. 163. 

*o'Neales. He was fourth in ' Dreamed. Ibid., p. 190. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 93 

the skies, & Dispearsed them in every place in Ireland & 
Scotland ; which she presaged herself that shee would beare 
a sonn whose instruction & sermons in the Catholique faith 
would be throughout the Realmes of Ireland and Scotland. 
Hee was borne the 1 7 th of the Ides of December on Thursday 
in a place called Gortann, 1 & as soon as he was borne he was 
brought to that venerable & worthy priest Crwinneachan 
m c Kellaghan, who christened 2 him by the name of Columb, 
to whom God by an angel Revealed, & desired him to norrish 
& foster him, & not to trust him to none else & alsoe to 
keepe him to Learning, which the Priest accordingly did. 
When he came to age to be put to schoole he went to 
schoole to ffynann of Moybile 3 where he had Good success in 
his learning, from thence he went to schoole to German, 4 
and after he remained a while there he Departed & went 
to St. ffynan to Clonard. There was a course held among 
them at Clonard, that the schollers should by Turns Grind 
their corn w th a queran Dayly, & when it came to St. Columbes 
turne to take that work in hand, then an angel did handle it 
for him, w ch was signe that he was in Greater Estimation 
with God then the rest of the schollers, which were many in 
number. It was shewed to St. ffinann that two sonns did 
apeare and shew their Rayes in Clonard, the one shewed like 
gould, the other like silver. The golden sunn seemed to 
shine in the north, which give light to Ireland & Scotland of 
the north, which St. ffinan expounded, to be St. Columb ; The 
other of the Colour of silver apeared neare the riuer of Synan 
that it gave light to the midst of Ireland, which St. ffynan did 
likewise expound to be St. Queran, who would shine there 
w th the vertues of his good life, from Clonard he went to 
Movie Clarineagh, where he Remained but a fortnight. 

^Gortann. Now Gartan, ten miles Ancient Schools, p. 244. Moville is 

W. of Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. a mile to the north of Newtownards, 

2 Christened. The tradition is Co. Down. St. Finnian died in 589. 

that he was baptized at Temple His feast is on September loth. 
Douglas, a little to the west of "-German. OrGemman, a Chris- 

Gartan. tian bard. See Reeves' Adamnan, 

* ff" f Moybile. See Healy's p. 187. 

94 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Cainneagh 1 & Cowgall with Divers others were there, & as 
they were conversing together one of the Clergy enquired 
what thing each of the scholars were most Desireous to have 
in his Church that would be Dedicated to him. St. Queran 
s d , I had rather have the [church] full of monkes & Religious 
persons to help to say mattins and even song. Cainneach 
said I had rather to have my church full of good books to 
leave to my Posterity for their Instructions. I had rather, 
said Cowgall, to have my body full of diseases & pains & the 
bodyes of my Convent, that they and I might be subject to 
the spirritt, Lastly St. Columb said that hee had rather 
have his church full of Gould and Silver to found & build 
churches houses of religion to adore the Relicks & 
shrines of Saints that they might be in the Greater Reverence 
with Posteritys. Then said Movie (ais Merlinn) I gather & 
prognosticate unto you that the successor of St. Columb shall 
be the rightest of any of you all in Ireland Scotland. 

Hee Departed from thence made his Repaire to K. Hugh 
m c Ainmereagh (to whom Saint Columb was a neere kinsman 2 ) 
and dwelt then at Dirry. When St. Columb was come to the 
Kings Court, the king of his great bounty and affection he 
did bear to St. Columb for his affirmityes sake Graunted 
Dedicated unto him the Town of Dery s with the appurte- 
nances ; Soon after St. Columb sent some of his monkes & 
people to the ajacent or adjoining woodes to cutt wattles for 
to build a House there to Dwell in, who being met with y 6 
Lord of the wood Did speak some Distastefull wordes to them 
for coming thither without his Lisense, whereof his People 
gave St. Columb intelligence, whereupon he gave som of his 
servants the seed of beare to be carried to the oner of the 
wood in satisfaction of the watlings and timber, withal 
wished the servants to bid the partie to sow the Beare in the 
earth notwithstanding the time was past midsummer then, 

1 Cainneagh. Canice, patron of C. were the children of brothers. 
Kilkenny. His feast is on September 3 Dery. For an account of Deny 
nth. see The Ordnance Survey of the 

2 Kinsman Hugh's father and . Parish of Templemore, p. 18. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 95 

whereof the owner Greatfully excepted & sowed y e beare 
accordingly, & was sooner reaped than any other beare what- 
soever. He went from thence to Rathboth, 1 where he founded 
a church also, in which he revived the Carpenter 2 from death 
which was drowned in the milpond of that Town, & being 
for a while Dwelling in that Town, a Great houskeeper had 
plowing, and one of his Plowmen wanted a sock & had noe 
smith near him. he called the Plowman to stretch forth his 
hands, wh ch being donn he blessed the mans hands, & 
from thence foorth the man was as skilfull a smith as any 
in the kingdom & better too. from thence he Repaired 
to the K. of Teaffa Hugh M c Brenaynn to preach to him, 
who gave him the place where the church of Dorew stands. 
He was presented in Dorow with sour apples which by his 
Prayers he converted to be sweet apples. From thence he 
went to Hugh Slane, 3 who Dwelt then at Kells, 4 w ch Town 
was held by the O'Neales of the West, to be the seat & 
Dwelling place of the Prince & next heire to the Crowen, 
which town was freely Granted to St. Columb & his succes- 
sors for ever after. There was a great Tall Oake neere 
adjoining the town under which St Columb did accustom to 
Dwell, w ch oak was seen of late yeares untill it was fallen by 
a Great blast of wind. One of the townsmen seeing it lay 
prostrate on the earth took the bark thereof & put it on 
leather to Tann it, whereof he put a paire of shooes on his 
feet, & as soon as they were on Imediately the party was 
Infected with leprosie from top to toe, & thereof Dyed. 

He wrote 300 bookes 5 w th his one hand. They were all 
new Testaments, left a book to ' each of his Churches in the 

1 Rathboth. Now Raphoe, seven Meath. St. Columb' s house, or 
miles W. of Lifford, Co. Donegal. oratory, is still standing. There is 
It gives its name to a barony and to a round tower here and three ancient 
the diocese. crosses. See Reeves' Adamnan, 

2 Carpenter. See Trias Thaum., P' 2 ? 8 ' 

p ., * Bookes. One of these is supposed 

to be the Book of Kells, one of the 

3 Hugh Stane.-See Keating's finest existing specimens of the art 
H. of Ireland, p. 392. of illuminating. It belongs to Trinity 

4 Kells. In the north-west of Co. College, Dublin. 

g6 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Kingdome, which Bookes have a strange property which is 
that if they or any of them had sunck to the bottom of the 
Deepest waters they would not lose one letter, signe, or 
character of them, w ch I have seen partly myselfe of that 
book of them which is at Dorow 1 in the K 8 County, for I saw 
the Ignorant man that had the same in his Custody, when 
sickness came upon cattle, for their Remedy putt water on 
the booke & suffered it to rest there a while & saw alsoe 
cattle returne thereby to their former or pristin state & the 
book to receave no loss. When St Columb had gone thus 
over all Ireland preaching & teaching the word of God, he 
Determined to take his course to foraine Contryes to do the 
like in England, Scotland, & Wales, & in the 42 nd year of his 
age went to Scotland accompanied with 20 Bushops, 2 40 
Priests, 30 Deacons, & 50 learned scholers, where he re- 
mayned 34 yeares until he died as before is Demonstrated 
and discoursed. 

The Reader may perceave by St. Columbs pedigree that 
he is not a Scotch man as Tho 8 Dempster 3 untruly reported, 
nor St. Bridgett. 4 What better testimony can be had then to 
Derive their Linial Degrees from their auncestors (whoe were 
knowen to be of the marrow of the meer Irish blood) the one 
of the families and Discent of Conell mNeale the other the 
race of Eochy ffinn, K. Felym Reaghtwar's son. But now to 
our History again. 

The battle of Kirkynn in Scotland was fought where the 
sons of king Aidan namely Bryan Dowangart, Eahagh ffinn, 
.and Arthur were slaine & K. Aidan himselfe overcome. The 
Battle of Slieve Kava 5 in Mounster where Fiagha m c Boydonn 

1 Dorow. This MS. also belongs hagioclept, or saint-stealer. See 
to Trinity College. O'Hanlon's Lives of the Irish 

2 Bushofis. These only accom- Saints, i. xxxvi. 

panied him to the shore when he was * Bridgett. Her descent from 

about to embark. See O'Hanlon's Feidhlimidh, ardrigh from 164 to 

Lives, &c., vi. 371. 174, is given in Todd's Life of St. 

3 Dempster. In several works Patrick, p. 252. 

published by him he claimed as 6 Slieve Kava. The Knockmel- 
Scotch many of our Irish saints, down Mountains, on the northern 
hence he has got the name of boundary of the baronies of Cosh- 

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of Ulster was victor was alsoe fought. Tiprady m'Calgie 
died. St. Bohynn abbott of Hugh in the 66 th year of his age 
died. The battle of Dunbolge 1 was fought [where] Branduff 
m c Eahagh with his Leinstermen were killed, K. Hugh 
m c Ainmereagh K. of Ireland & Beag mKwawagh king of 
Uriall with divers other princes & noblemen. 

Colman Rivea & Hugh Slane raigned joyntly seven 
years. There were 43 years from the death of king Hugh 
m c Ainmereagh to Donell mEarcka, during which time there 
raigned in Ireland 7 K s , vidzt., Colman, Hugh Slane, Hugh 
Orineagh, Moylekova, Swyne Meann, and Donell. There 
Raigned in Scotland four kings, Eochy Boye, Connad Kearr, 
Fearchair m c Donogh & Donell, there raigned in Ulster 
four kings Fiaghna m c Boydan, Fiaghna, Congall and Donogh. 
In leinster 3 K s Branduff m c Eahagh, Renan, Criowhan, 
Kwalann, & ffaylann. In ossorie 3 K 8 Scanlan m'Kinley, 
Twaymsnawa & ffoylcha & in ye province of Mounster 
Cahal, Failve, Curaw, & Moynagh m c ffinyny, & lastly in the 
province of Connaught there Raigned ffwadagh, Colmann 
m<=Cobheye, & Ragall (of whom the oKellyes) m'Fwadagh 
Aliter abbot of Clonuisknois Dyed. Garnat King of the 
Picts died. The Saxons Receaved the Catholique faith. 

599. Canneagh of Aghaboe named St. Kenny in the 
84 th yeare of his age died. 

603. The battle between King Aidan and the Saxons 
was fought, where Aidan had the victory and Canfrith, 
brother of King Ethelfrith was slain by the hands of Moy- 
leawa mBoylan. Swyne m'Colman was killed by K. Hugh 
Slaneat at the Riuer called Swaniou. 2 Cowgall 3 abbot of 
Beanchor in the 90* year of his age and in the fiftieth year of 

more and Coshbride, Co. Water- 2 Swaniou. Lough Sewdy, mid- 
ford, way between Athlone and Mullingar. 
^Dunbolge. Now Dunboyke, 3 Cowgall. See Ancient Irish 
near Hollywood, Co. Wicklow. Schools, &c., p. 364, and Lanigan's 
Hugh m c A. had gone to demand Eccl. H. of Ireland, ii. 60. His 
the borumha from the Leinstermen. feast is on May loth. The Annals 
See an account of the battle in F. M., give 600 as the year of his 
Annals F. M., i. 218. death. 


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his abbotship & 3 months Dyed. The battle of Sleawyn 1 in 
Meath was given, where K. Colman Rivea was victor & 
Conall Chowe sonn of king Hugh m c Ainmireagh put to 
flight. Saint ffintan 2 of Cloneyneagh 3 Dyed. Saint Sineall, 4 
B. of Moyvile Dyed. K. Colman Rivea 5 was killed by one of 
his one near kinsmen named Lochan Dalmanna and alsoe 
K. Hugh Slane was likewise killed by one Conell Guthvinn 

60 1. Hugh Rone prince of Affaily & Hugh Boy prince of 
Imaine were killed the same Day by the self same man. 

604. ffocas the Emperor raigned 8 years. St Beagny 6 
Abbot of Beanchor died. King Aidan of Scotland dyed in 
the 34 th yeare of his Raigne and in the 78 th year of his age. 
The 2 nd year of the raigne of the Emperor ffocas, Gregory 
Pope died. Sabinianus, a thuscan by birth raigned Pope two 
yeares fiue months & 9 dayes. Sillane m c Comyn abbott of 
Beanchor died. Aidan the Anchorite Died, & Moyleowa 
m Boydan & Colgan Dolene m c Fiaghna, all Dyed. 


Saint Colman Eala m'Wihealla in the 56 th year of his age 
died. Nemon abbott of Lismore Dyed. Hugh Orineagh 
raigned seven yeares and then Dyed. Moyle Cova succeeded 
next & raigned fiue yeares. The battle of Ova 7 was given, 
where Conell Loybrey mHugh Slane was killed by Enos 
nvColman. Heraclius raigned 16 years. Anastatius, a 
Persian monck, suffered noble matrydom for Christ. He 

^Sleawyn. Now Slewen, near February. See Colgan's Acta SS. y 

Mullingar. p. 424. 

2 ffintan. A contemporary of St. 8 C. Rivea. He was king jointly 
Columkille, and the teacher of many with Aedh Slaine. 

of the Irish Saints. See Ancient *S. Beagny. Perhaps St. Beagna, 
Irish Schools, p. 398. abbot of Bangor, whose feast is on 

3 Cloneyneagh. Four miles S.W. August 22nd. 

of Maryborough. It is said there 7 Ova. Now obsolete. See An- 
were seven churches here. nals F. M., i. 31, for the origin of 

* Sineall. His feast is on 28th this name. 

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was born in Persia and there learned Magick art of his 
father, and being afterwards taken by certaine Christians did 
relinquish his former manner of living, and desirous to recave 
baptism came to Jerusalem, and entered into religion in the 
monastery of Saint Anastatius but four miles distant from 
Jerusalem, and afterwards was by Acoranen king of Persia 
together with 70 martyres beheaded. This is about the time 
that in Ireland they had some doubts for observing the 
Feast of Easter 1 and wrote their letters of Pope Honorius, 
and were resolved by his successor Severinus, whereunto 
they willingly agreed. The death of Fintan maclntrewe 
abbot of Beanchor was this year. 

613. The battle of Carleil or Carlegion, where Folinn 
mConan, king of the Brittans, was killed by Ethalfrid, who 
haveing the victory, Died himselfe instantly. 

617. Lucall, brother of Saint Queran, Died. FolvaFoda, 
abbot of Clonvicknoise, dyed. A starr was seen the seventh 
houre of the Day this year. King Moyle Cova was slain in 
Sliewe Twa by Swynie Meann. Swynie reigned 15 years. 
This yeare came in pilgrimage to Clonvicknose one Gormon, 
and remayned there a yeare and fasted there that yeare on 
bread & water of ffinyns well. He is auncestor to m'Conn 
na mbocht and Moynter Gorman, and died in Clone afore- 
said. Beanchor was burnt in Ulster. 

614. Isiodorus chronicles endeth this yeare, which is the 
5th yeare of the raigne of the Emperour Heraclius & in the 4th 
yeare of the raigne of the most Religious prince Sesibutus. 
There are from the Creation of the World to this fifth year of 
Heraclius 5814 years. Coygertus or Keuinus 2 of Gleanda- 
Locha (he was fellow of Saint Queran) Died in the 120 yeare 
of his age. Cowgall Bushop & Owen Bushop of Ardsrathy 3 
died. Liber abbott of Eochy bo of Kenny, dyed. Sillan of 
Moibille, and Finnin m<=fiiachra, died. Hugh Beannan Died. 

v Easter. See Lanigan's Eccl. vi. 28. On the Antiquities of Glenda- 
H. of Ireland, ii. 388, and Irish lough see Petrie's Eccl. Arch., p. 
Eccl. Record, xii. 65. 168. 

2 Keuinus. His feast is on June 3 Ardstrathy. Now Ardstraw, 
3rd. See O'Hanlon's Lives &c., near Newtown Stewart, Co. Tyrone. 

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Seanagh Garve, abbot of Clonfert, dyed. Enos, sonn of 
Colman More, was killed and was called K. of the O'Neales. 
This time the church of Tory 1 in the North was founded and 

624. m c Lasre abbot of Ardmach Died. Ronan mColman 
& Colman Stellan, died & were hurt by Failve fflannfivay. 
The Baptizing of Etayn m<=Elly who first Receaved faith in 
the religion of the Saxons. 

627. Mongan mTiaghna a uery well spoken man, & 
much given to the wooeing of women, was killed by one 
Bicor, a Welchman, with a stone. Cahal m c Hugh king of 
Mounster, died. Saint Mayochus 2 offferns Died. The battle of 
Leheid-mynd 3 was fought, where Fiaghna mDemayne called 
Fiaghna m'Boydan K. of Dalnary was killed, and in revenge 
thereof those of Dalriada chalenged Fiaghna m'Demanye & 
killed him in the battle of Corrann by the handes of Conard 
Kearc. The battle of Carnferagh, where Failve fflynn had the 
victory, and Gwyare 4 Aynie took his flight, Conell nrMoyle 
Duff prince of Imainy, Moyledoynn, Moylecalgie, & Moyle- 
bressal with many other nobles were slaine, was fought this 
yeare. The vision of Saint Fursie 5 was seen. The battle of 
Bwilg Lwatha where Bwilg Lwatha himself was slain and 
ffoylann nrColman had the victory. Columban mLardan 
abbott of Clonvicknoiss, died. The Wasting and Destroying 
of Leinster by Donall m c Hugh. Donall mHugh succeeded 
next K. of this land & Raigned 30 yeares, he got 2 victoryes 
of his enemies by name, the battle of Sattynn 6 & the battle 
Moyroth. 7 There were 105 yeares from the death of K. 

1 Tory. An island off the north- 
west coast of Donegal. St. Colum- 
kille founded a church here. 

1 Mayochus. Called Mogue, i.e. 
Mo Aed og. See Annals F. M., 
i. 247. 

3 Leheid-mynd. O' Donovan says 
there are several places of this name 
in Co. Cork. 

* Gwyare. King of Hy Fiachrach 
Aidhne, then named the Hospitable. 


See Transactions of the Ossianic 
Society, v. 32. 

5 Fursie. His feast is on January 
1 6th. See Colgan's Acta SS., p. 
75, O'Hanlon's Lives &c., i. 222, 
and Bede's Eccl. Hist., iii. 19. 

6 Sattynn. The name is obsolete. 

7 Moyroth. Now Moira, in the 
barony of Lower Iveagh, Co. Down. 
See The Battle of Magh-Rath, 
edited by the I. A. S. 


The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 101 

Donell to the death of K. Hugh Allen. During which time 
there raigned in Ireland 14 kings, namely Conell, Cellagh, 
Blathmac, Dermot, Seachnassach, Ceanfoyly, Finaghtye, 
Loynseagh, Congall Kymnajor, Fergall nvMoyledoyne, 
Fagarthagh, Flaihvertagh m c Loyngsy, and Hugh Allen. 
There Raigned in Scotland Eight kings, vidz 4 Conell, 
Donnogh, Dongh, Ferall, Eochy, Ceallagh, Eoghy. In the 
midst of whose Raigne, Hugh Allen K. of Ireland was 
killed, as shall be declared when occation shall serve. There 
Raigned in Ulster 7 kings, that is to say Moyle Cova, Con- 
gall, Blathmac, Beaghvarchye, Cowkowran, Hugh Royne, & 

There Raigned in Leinster seven kings alsoe, which were 
Bran, Ceallagh, Morieagh, ffylan, Bran, and Morieagh 
mac Mourrough. There raigned likewise in Ossory seven 
kings, Cowkearky, ffoylan, ffeann, Oillill, Ceallach, Anmcha, 
& Twamsnawa. There raigned likewise in Connaught 10 
kings, viz*. Laighnen, Gwairy, Keanfoily, Cahal, Ferall, 
Morieagh, Ceallagh, Inreaghtagh m c Donogh, Inreaghtagh, 
and Donell m c Cahall the loth. The battle of ffeawyne 
wherein Moylekeigh mSeannoile, K. of the Picts was 
killed; Many of Dalriada were killed, as Connall Kearr 
their prince, the nephewes of Aidan were killed, Rigallan 
m c Conyng and Failve m c Eahagh & offrick m c Alfrithe prince 
of the Saxons with many of his nobles, were likewise killed. 
Eahagh boye, sonne of King Aydan of Scotland, in the 2o th 
year of his raigne died a. regni 15 vel. 16, xti 621. 

630. The battle of Leahtairve 1 was fought between the 
two families of Kynelvickearka 2 and Kinell fferay, 3 where 
Moylefihre was slaine & Ernany mFiaghna had the victory. 
Bryan Duff macMoyle Cova was killed. Elli king of Saxons 
Died. Movie m c Wiheally Died. The battle of Etwynn son 
of K. Elly that raigned king over all the Saxons, wherein 
Acathlon K. of the Brittans was overcome, was fought. 

1 Leahtairve. Not identified. of Eoghan. See Reeves' Adamnan, 

2 Kynelvickearka. The descen- p. 387. 

dants of Earc, daughter of Lome, 3 K. fferay. A tribe inhabiting 
who was married to Muiredach, son the barony of Clogtier, Co. Tyrone. 

IO2 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

632. Cenay m c Lachtren king- of the Picts died. 

634. The battle between Acathlon and Anfrith was 
fought, who therein was beheaded, and Oswald son of Ethal- 
frith, had the victory. The battle of Idris K. of the Brittans, 
wherein he lost himselfe, was also fought. The battle of 
Athgoan 1 near the Liffee where Criowhann Enna m<=Seny, K. 
of Leynster, was slain, ffailan mColman, Connell mSwynie, 
K. of Meath, & failve flaynn K. of Mounster had the victorie. 
More 3 queen of Mounster and surnamed More of Mounster 
died. The killing of the 2 sonnes of K. Hugh Slane, Congall 
prince of Brey of whom the o'Conynges discended, & Aillill 
the Harper ancestor of Sile Dluhy by the hand of Conell 
Mac Swyny at Logh Treahan neare ffrenayne in Westmeath. 
Segene abbot of Hugh, founded the church of Rachran. 3 The 
Saxons made Great assemblies against K. Oswold. Conell 
m'Swyny K. of Meath was slain by Dermot mHugh Slane, 
or rather by Moyleowa m c fforanany. Fintann 4 of Tymonna 
& Ernany nfCressine Died the 12 th of the calends of Nouem- 
ber. The battle of Cowle Keallan 5 was fought where Dermot 
mHugh Slane killed Moyleowa mEnos and his brother 
Colga. The banishment of Saint Mochuda 6 out of Rahinn 7 to 
Lismore Mochodda in Easter holly days. 

637. The death of Mochudda of Rahin in the Ides of 
May. 14 May. Cronan Mac Oloye, abbot of Clonvicknois 
died. Duchna of Balla 8 died. The death of Downsy, wife of 
King Donell and Queen of Ireland. 

1 Athgoan, Perhaps Athgoe, 6 St. Mochuda. Catted, also Car- 
near Saggart, Co. Dublin. thach. See Keating'sZf. of Ireland, 

2 More. She was the wife of p. 394, and Ancient I. Schools, 
Finghin, king of Munster, ancestor p. 447. 

of the O'Sullivans. "* Rahinn. Five miles W. of 

* Rachran. Now Rathlin, off Tullamore, King's Co. The remains 

the coast of Antrim. of the monastery are described in 

4 Fintann. An account of him is Petrie's Eccl. Arch., p. 242. 
given in Adamnan's Life of St. 8 Balla. In the barony of Clare- 
Columba, p. 18. His feast is on morris, Co. Mayo. St. Mochua 
October2ist. Tymonna, now Tagh- founded a monastery here in the 
mon, is seven miles west of Wex- beginning of the ;th century. His 
f r d- feast is on March 3Oth. See his 

5 C. J&attan.Not identified. Life in Colgan's Acta SS., p. 791, 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 103 

638. The battle of King Oswalde against King Pantha, 
wherein Oswald was slain. Cridan died at Indroym, and 
Hugh Duffe Abbot of Kildare. Dalasse MacWinge Abbot 
of Leighlin 1 Died. Ailleall mHugh Royne, died. 

639. Theodorus Pope florished. MoyleDoyne mColman 
was killed. Saint David 2 of Inverdoile Died. Constantine 
the sonn of Heraclius Emperour raigned six months. Donell 
mHugh K. of Ireland died in Ardfahie 3 in the latter end 
of January anno 641. 64-^. 

64-2 Aillell mEolman chief of the race of King Lagery 
was killed. The battle of Osu against Roman & the Brit- 
tainies was fought this yeare. Constantine the son of the 
Emperour Constantine raigned 28 yeares. Ceallagh & Con- 
g"all Keyle mMoyle Cova, were the next kings of Ireland 
& raigned 22 years. Cronann bishop of Indroym Died. 
Scanlan More m c Kean foyle, K. of Ossory, Died. Cwanach 
m c Cailcin K. of fearny 4 Died. Saint Mocheus of Indroym 
died. Foradruyn the son of Beag m c Brinyn or Cwanagh 
Prince of Mackwaises 5 died. Lochyne, sonn of finnie K. 
of the Picts, died. u&ifle, in English Gentle, Daughter 
of Swynie m c Colman K. of Meath, Queen of Leinster, 
(she was wife of foylan king of Leinster) Died. Maclaisre 
abbot of Beanchor died. Beda the venerable monk of 
England was born this year. Martyn the Pope florished 
now. Rogally m<Treadagh, K. of Connaught, was deadly 
wounded and killed by one Moylebridey o'Mothlann. Of 
this K. Ragally issued the o'Rellyes. 6 

The battle of Cornie Conell 7 in the feast of Pentecost was 
given by Dermot m c Hugh Slane, and goeing to meet with his 

and O'Hanlon's Lives &c., iii. 4 fearny. Now the barony of 

1016. Farney, Co. Monaghan. 

1 Leighlin. In the barony of 6 Mackwaises. Now the barony 
Idrone, Co. Carlow. of Moygoish, Co. Westmeath. 

2 Saint David. St. Dagan, of 6 d'Rellyes.h. marginal note of 
I. in East Leinster, whose feast is the transcriber says he was not 
on Sept. 13. See Mart, of Done- their ancestor. 

gal, p. 247. 7 Cornie Conell. O'Donovan 

3 Ardfahie. In the barony of conjectures this is Ballyconnell, 
Tirhugh, Co. Donegal. near Gort. 

IO4 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

enemies went to Clonvickenois to make his Devotion to Saint 
Queran, was met by the Abbot, Prelates, & clergie of Clone 
in procession, where they prayed God & Saint Queran to 
giue him the victory over his enemies, which God Granted at 
their Requests, for he had the victory & slew Cwan, K. of 
Mounster, & Cwan m c Connell K. of Figinty, 1 & soe giving the 
faile to his enemies Returned to Clonvicknois againe to con- 
gratulate the Clergie, by whose Intercession he gained the 
victory & bestowed on them for ever Toymnercke with the 
appurtenances now called Liavanchan in honor of God & 
Saint Queran, to be held free from and without any Charge 
in the world, In soe much that the king of Meathe might not 
thenceforth challenge a Draught of water thereout by way of 
any charges. Saint Mochevogus of Leithmore in Connaught 
Died. The battle of Ossve against Pantha, in which Pantha 
with 20 K s . were slaine anno 625. 

647. Ceallagh sonn of Donel Breck, died. Cronan 2 of 
Moyvile died. 

648. Blathmack mAidan, B. of England, dyed, this is 
St. Aidan, 3 B. of Lindisfarn. The two sonnes of Hugh Slane 
Donogh & Conell were killed by the Leinstermen in the mill 
of Oran called Molen Oran near Molengare. 

649. Segeni 4 abbot of Hugh died. Longe, abbot of 
Clonvicknois died. Manchinus abbot of Menadrochatt, 5 died. 
Vitalianus Pope florished this time, fferith m'Foholan & 
Octlarge m c Fogith K. of Picts Died. 

650. The battle of Connaught wherein Marcan mDawayn 
Prince of Imanie in the province of Connaught was slaine & 
Ceanfoyle mColgan and Moynagh mBwyhy had the upper 

651. Moyledoy M c Swyne K. of Meath Died. Colman B. 

^ Figinty. Ui Fidhgeinte, the rest. On St. A. See Reeves' Adam- 
portion of Co. Limerick west of the nan, p. 340. 
river Maigue. * Segeni. Fifth abbot of lona, 

2 Cronan, The feast of this saint which he governed from 623 to 652. 
is on August ;th. His feast is August I2th. 

3 St. Aidan. This sentence is * Menadrochatt. Mondrehid, 
written in a different hand from the six miles E. of Roscrea. 

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m c Vihelly & Ossyny fFoda 2 abbots of Clonard, died in one 
yeare. Dachra Lwachra abbot of ffernes died. Fergus sonn 
of king Donell and ffergus son of Ragally, were killed and 
Hugh Bethra mComyne. Saint Furse died in France in a 
town called Pariena. 1 He was of Clanna Rowry. 

652. The battle of Pantha K. of the Saxons was fought 
against Ossve where Paritha himselfe together with 30 kings 
were slaine and Ossve victor. 

653. Aihgean abbot of Tirdaglasse 2 and Cailkine of 
Lohra died. Saint Ultann 3 son of O'Connor Died the 3 rd of 
the Nones of September. Swyne nrCwoihre abbot of Hugh 
Died. Tolorchan m c Anfrith K. of the Picts died. Conchayune 
of Killsleyve 4 died. 

654. Ceallachm c MoyleCova Died, and Ceallaghm c Sarayne 
abbot of Othna more 5 Died. Saint Mochwa m c Lowaine died. 

655. Dymma B. of Conrye, Comyn B. of Indrym, Sillan 
B. of Daiwinis 6 and Donogh son of king Hugh Slane, died. 
Hodibeis, 7 King of France, died. 

656. Finian m c Rivea B. died, Colman of Glanndalogha 
died, & Daniel of Kingary 8 died. Eaghagh m c Blathmack son 
of K. Hugh Slane died. Conell Cronndawna Died. Eoanan 
m c Twahallam, died, ffoylan K. of Ossorie was killed by the 
Leinstermen. Aillill m c Donogh m'Hugh Slane Died. 

657. Comyn Abbot & Bishop of Ardmach Died. Conyng 
ODaynt abbot of Imleagh Iver 9 died. Comyn came to Ireland 
this year. Magopoc mIlawa died. 

658. Comyn ffoda 10 in the 72 nd year of his age died. St. 

^Pariena. Peronne, near Amiens, , 6 Daiwinis. Devenish, near En- 

in the department of Somme, France, niskillen, where there is a round 

2 Tirdaglasse. NowTerryglas, in ' tower. 

the barony of Lower Ormonde, Co. 7 Hodibeis. Clovis II., who died 

Tipperary, founded in the first half in 655. 

of the 6th century. 8 Kingary. Kingarth in Bute. 

*St. Ultann. Called of Ardbrac- His feast is on February i8th. 

can, Co. Meath. His feast is on 9 /. Iver. i.e. lubair, of the yew, 

September 4th. now Emly, in Co. Tipperary. 

* Killsleyve. Now Killeavy, near Comyn ffoda. i.e. the tall, of 

Newry, Co. Armagh. Iniscealtra. His feast is on March 

5 Othna more. Now Fahan, on 24th. See Colgan, Acta SS., p. 

the east side of Lough Swilly. 746. 

io6 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Saran m<Cridan died. Moyle Dwyn son of Hugh Beannan 
died. The battle of o'Gawyn 1 at Kincorbadan where Conyng 
m c Knoyle m c Hugh Slane was killed and Ultann m c Ernany K. 
of Kynnaghty in which battle king Blakimack was quite 
overthrown by the army of Dermot mHugh Slane and 
Ouchawe m c Sarann were the chiefe actors. Moynagh mTinyn, 
king of Mounster, died. Scanlan abbot of Louthe died. 

The General Councel of Constantinople was held under 
Pope Agatho and Constantine the king, and was the 6 th 
universall Synod consisting of 150 Bushops, which there 
resided together. The first General Councel was the Nicene 
in the Citty of Bithinia, where there was a congregation ot 
3 1 8 ffathers in the time of Pope Julius against Arius in the 
presence of Prince Constantine. The second in Constanti- 
nople of 150 ffathers against the Heresies of Macedonius and 
Eudoxius in the time of Damasus Pope and Prince Gratian, 
where Nector was ordayned B. of that Citty. The third in 
Ephesus of 200 ffathers against Nestorius B. of Augusta under 
Pope Celestine and Theodosius. The fourth under Pope Leo 
in Calcedon consisting of 630 ffathers, in the time of Martian 
against Utices prelate of y e Manichees. The fifth was at 
Constantinople in the time of Pope Vigilius in the presence 
of Justinian against Theodorus and all his hereticks. 

Beag m c Fergus and Connell Clogagh died. Gwayre Ainie 

659. Gartnayt son of Donall king of Picts, Donall 
m c Twahallan and Twohall m'Morgan, Died. Segain m c lkwid, 
abbot of Beanchor, Died. Twenoc abbot of Femes, Dearky 
and Dimma 2 Bishopps died. 

664. There was great darkness in the 9 th hour of the day 
in the month of May in the calends and the firmament seemed 
to burn the same summer with extream heat. There was 
great mortality 2 through the whole kingdom which began in 

1 o' Gawyn. Not identified. ravaged England too. Eccl. Hist., 

^Mortality. This was the Buidhe iv. 14. A century before it had 

Conaill, a sort of jaundice ; two- ravaged this country. See p. 83, 

thirds of the inhabitants of Ireland antea, and Census of I. for 1851, 

perished by it. Bede says it p. 49. 

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Moyith the first of August this yeare. Kearnagh Sota sonn 
of Dermott m<=Hugh Slane died thereof. There was a great 
earthquake in Brittanie. Cowgan m c Cuthenna Bearagh, abbot 
of Beanchor, died thereof. From the death of Saint Patrick 
to this mortality were 203 yeares. The mortality continued 
still. Dermott M^Hugh Slane and Blathmacke the two joynt 
kings of Ireland dyed thereof, Alsoe Moyle Breasaile 
m c Moyldoin and Ultan m-Ichonga dyed thereof who was 
abbot of Clonard. Also Saint Fehyn 1 of Fower. Aleran* 
the witty, Ronan m c Beraye, Moyledoye m c Fenin, and Cronan 
Mac Silny died. Cowgan Mather mCahall, king of Mounster 
died. Blathmack king of Teaffa died. Enos of Ulster and 
Saint Manchan of Leith Manchan together with many other 
princes bishops and abbots died of the said pestilence, and 
because the Coworkes of Saint Manchan say that he was a 
Welshman and came to this kingdom at once with Saint 
Patrick, I thought good here to sett downe his pedegree to 
disprove their allegations. Manchan was son of Failve who 
was son of Angine, who was son of Boganie, who was son of 
Connell Gulban, the ancestor of ODonell, as is confidently 
laid down among the genealogies of the saints of Ireland. 
Colman Casse abbott of Clon vicknois dyed. Comynie abbott of 
the same died likewise. Seachnassach son of king Blathmack 
began his reign and was king 5 yeares. 

662. Ailleall Flanneassa who was son of Donell who was 
son of Hugh Mac Ammereagh died. Moyle Keith m c Scanalt 
king of the Picts and Moyledeyne nuScan, prince of the race 
of Carbry, died. Eochie Jarlaly, king of Picts died. Ceallagh 
M e Gwayre died. The battle of Feirst 3 between the Ulster- 
men and the Picts was fought, where Cahasagh M c Lorkynie 
was slaine. Bohyn, abbot of Beanchor, died. 

663. Foylan Mac Colman king ofLeinster died. There 
was a great mortality whereof 4 abbotts died one after 

1 Saint Fehyn. See his Life in fourth Life of St. Patrick in Col- 
Colgan's Acta SS., p. 130, and gan's Trias Thaum., p. 35. 
O'Hanlon's Lives, i. 356. ^Feirst. i.e. Belfeirste, the mouth 

2 Aleran. He is author of the of the ford, now Belfast. 

I0 8 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

another this yeare, namely Bearagh, Comynye, Columb, 
and Aidan. 

664. Branynn m c Moyle Oghtray king of the Desies of 
Mounster, was killed. The sailing of Bishop Colman with 
the relicks of the Saints to the Island of Innish-Bofinny, 1 
where he founded a church. 

665. Comyn the white abbot of Hugh, Critan abbott of 
Beanchor, and Mochwa abbott of Beanchor, died all. 
Moyledwyne, the son of Moynagh, was killed. 

666. The race of Gartnayt of Pictland returned to Ireland. 
Branynn, the son of Moylefohorty, was killed. Donogh the 
nephew of Ronan, died. 

667. Ossve the son of king Ethelfrith, king of Saxans, 
died. King Seachnassagh in the beginning of winter was 
killed by Duffe Doyne prince of the race of Carbry in the 
kings Pallace of Taragh. 

668. Ardmagh and Tailtean were burnt. Ceanfoyle 
M c Blathmack raigned seven years. Dregtus was expelled 
out of the kingdom, Bangor 2 in England was burnt. 

669. Justinus the younger reigned tenn yeares. Dawangort 
m c Donell Brick king of Dalriada, was killed. The sailing of 
Failve, 3 abbott of Hugh into Ireland. Moylelonge was 
burnt. Congall Keannfoda, king of Ulster, was killed by one 

670. The Moone was turned into a sanguine collor this 

67 1 . The battle given by K. Kynfoyle against ffinsneaghty 
where finsneaghty had the victory. Noeh m c Daniell died. 
The son of king Pantha died, alsoe Finnaghty slew K. 

672. Fynnaghty Fleagh wasK. 20 yeares, this ffinnaghty 
at the Request of Moling Lwachrawe forgave 4 the Leinstermen 

1 /. Bofinny. See p. 9, antea. Acta SS., p. 719. 

2 Bangor. In Carnarvonshire, 4 Forgave. See Keating's H. of 
North Wales. Ireland, p. 239, for an account of 

z Failve. Eighth abbot of lona. the manner in which the Saint 
He presided over it from 669 to 679. obtained the remission of this tri- 
His feast is on March 2nd. See bute. 

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the Borowe. Colman Bishopp of Inis bofynne & flynian 
arannan Dyed. 

673. There was a comet & a star of great brightness 
seen in ye months of September & October. The Leinstermen 
gave a battle to K. ffineaghty in a place hard by Loghgagawar, 1 
where K. Finnaghty was victor. Beagan Reymynn Dyed in 
the Isleland of Wales. 

674. Colgan ra c Falve fflyn K. of Munster Died. Darchill 
m c Cuyletty. B. of Gleandalogha, Died. Coman B. and 
Moyledoyer Bishop, Died. Twaymsnawa K. of Ossory Died. 
Drostus, sonn of Donell, Dyed. The Battle of Calathros 2 was 
given, where Donell Breark was vanquished, ffealvy abbott 
of Hugh died. Cleaufoile the wise Died. 

675. Colman abbot of Beanchor died. Finnawla, K. of 
Leinster was killed. Cahall mRagally Died. The battle of 
the Saxons was given, where Almon son of K. Ossve was 
slaine. There Raigned a kind of a Great Leprosie in Ireland 
this yeare called the pox in Irish bolg^h. Conell 
m'Donnogh was killed in Kyntire. 

676. Seachnassach m c Arueay & Conyng m c Conoyle was 
killed. Cinnfoyle m c Colgann king of Connaught died. 

677. The battle of Rathmore 3 was given against the 
Brittans where Cahasagh m'Moyledoyn, K. of Picts & Ultan 
mDicholla were slaine. Swynie m c Moyleowa, Prince bushop 
of Corcke Died. Justinian for his falshood was banished by his 
Empyre and compelled to flie into Pontus. Leo raigned 3 years. 

678. Here beginneth the mortality of Children. Colman 
abbott of Clonvicknois died. 

679. Manie, abbot of Indroym, Died. Loaghneaagh was 
turned into blood this yeare. 

680. There was an extreame great winde and earthquake 
in Ireland. The Saxons, the plains of Moyebrey with Divers 
churches wasted 1 & Destroyed in the month of June, for the 
alliance of the Irish with the Brittaines. 

1 Loghgagawar. Lagore, near 3 Rathmore. In the parish of 
Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath. Dounegore, Co. Antrim. 

2 Calathros. Reeves conjectures 4 Wasted. This expedition, un- 
Calros on the north side of the Forth, dertaken against the Irish, 'who 

! IO The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

68 1 . Danell Breack m'Eahagh Boye was slaine by Henery 
king of Brittons, in the battle of Strathkaron (Sj^ic co^ni^ic). 
Foriron abbot of Clonvickenois, died. 

682. Adawnanus brought 60 captives 1 to Ireland. 

683. Segine Bishop of Ardmagh died. Canon son of 
Gartnaitt entred into Religion. 

684. King Fynsneaghty Returned into Ireland from his 
pilgrimage. Cahasagh m'Donell Breack Died, ffeareagh 
nrTwahallan died. 

685. Congall K. of Mounster, Doneagha m e orckdy, 
Ailleall m c Dongaile, K. of Picts, and Eilny nrScannaile, 
were killed. Bran mcConell K. of Lynster Dyed. Gnahnat 
abbesse of Kildare died. 

686. Cornan m c Cowcaylne abbot of Beanchor, Died. 
Theodorus B. of Brittaine Died. Fihellagh m c fflyn prince of 
Imanie, died. 

687. The moone was of sanguine Colour the eve of the 
nativity of St. Martin. 

688. Dyrath bushop of Femes and Bran nephew to 
ffoylan, king of Leinster Dyed. The sonn of Pantha was 
challenged to battle. There was a battle between the Leinster- 
men and those of Ossery, wherein ffoylchor o'Moyloyer was 
slaine. It raigned Blood in Leinster this yeare. Butter was 
turned into the colour of blood, & a wolf was seene and heard 
speak with humane voyce. 

689. Cronan Beag abbot of Clonvickenois, Died. 

690. K. ffinaghty was killed by Hugh nrDluhye son of 
Aileall who was sonn of Hugh Slane at a place called Greal- 
laghtollye' and Prince Breassall the K 8 sonn. Mynn 
Beaireann abbot of Achabo Died. Loyngseagh m c Enos 
began his raign and was K. 8 yeares. 

were always most friendly to the 1 Captives. Taken during the 

nation of the Angles,' is said by expedition. A. was the author of 

Bede to have been punished by the The Life of St. Columba, and sixth 

death of King Sigfrid and the defeat abbot of lona. See Reeves Adam- 

of his army by the Picts in the nan, xlv. 

following year. Hist. EccL, iv. z Greallaghtollye. Perhaps Gir- 

26. ley, near Kells. 

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691. Fingvyne K. of Munster Died. Lochne meann 
abbot of Kildare died. Comyne of Moyorne Died. 

692. Moling 1 Iwachra, a man for whose holiness & 
saintity K. ffinaghty Remitted the great taction of the 
Borowe to y e Leinstermen Died. The Brittaines & Ulster- 
men wasted & Destroyed the lands of Morheyvne. 

693. The battle between the Saxons & Picts where the 
son of Bernith, who was called Bregghtra was slaine. 
fforanan abbot of Kildare Died. 

694. Phillippicus Raigned one year & 6 months A 
great morren of cowes throughout all England. 

695. The same morren of cowes came into Ireland next 
year & begann in Moyhrea in Teaffa. Hugh O'Sleivtyne 
anchorite Dyed. There was such famyne and scarcity in 
Ireland for three years together, that men & women did eat 
one another for want. Conell m<-Suyne K. of the Desies, 2 

696. Anastatius raigned three years & took captive 
Phillippus and did put out his eyes. Aillill, king of Mounster, 

697. Moriegh of Moy Je 3 (of whom seeley Morie in 
Connaght) Died. Irgaliagh o'Conyng was slaine by the 
Brittaines. ffeldova of Cloghar Died. 

698. The battle of Moygullyn was fought between Ulster 
and Brittans where the sonn of Ragainn the adversary of the 
Church of God was slaine and Ulstermen victors. 

699. King Loyngseach with his three sons named Artchall, 
Connaghtagh, and fflanngearg were slaine in the battle of 
Corann, the fourth of the ides of July the 6 th houre of Saturday. 

700. Adawnanus abbot of Hugh in y e 7 8 th yeare of his 

1 Moling. He was called Lua- Tipperary. Four baronies in these 
chra, i.e. of Luachair. His feast was two counties take their names from 
on June i^th. them. 

2 Desies. The Deisi were first 3 Moy Je. The plain lying be- 
settled in Meath. About the begin- tween Elphin, Roscommon, Strokes- 
ning of our era they were driven town, and Castlereagh. It has its 
from thence, and settled in the name from a Tuatha de Danaan 
present counties of Waterford and chief Aoi, son of Allguba. 

1 1 2 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

age died, 1 of whom Syonan 2 in Kinleagh is named in Irish 
Si-oi A-oAiTinAn which is as much in English as the seat of 
Adawnan, but noe Church land as I take it. Alfrith sonn of 
Ossve, the prudent K. of the Saxons died. 

701. Leo Pope Raigned 9 yeares. Congall Ceanmayor 
raigned king of Ireland 19 years & Died of a sudden sickness. 
Feargall m'Moyledoyne raigned 1 1 yeares, & was slaine by 
Murrough m c Broyn in the battle of Allon 3 in Leinster. 

710. This year venerable Bede finnished his Chronicles. 
Boyhan Bishupp of Inisbofinne died. Cormack m c Allella, 
K. of Mounster, was slaine in battle. Folorg the sonn of 
Drost, was fast bound by his one brother king Neaghtin. 
Seachnassach Prince of Imanie, Died. This yeare there 
were certain pilgrimes killed by the Mounstermen vidz*. 
Claringneach with all his family. 

711. There was a shineing and extreame cleare night in 

712. Ceallagh Cwalann, K. of Leinster, Died. Flann 
ffeaula, abbot of Ardmach, died. Killin, Bishop and abbot of 
ffernes, Died. Murragh m'Brayn with a great army went to 

713. Osrith, son of king Alfrith, king of Saxons was 
killed. Foyliow 4 sate in the seat of St. Columbkill in the 74 th 
year of his age. Calitigernus of Cloneois abbot, died. 

715. It reigned a shower of honey on Ohinmbig, 5 a shower 
of Money on Ohinmore, and a shower of Blood upon the 
ffosses of Leinster, for which cause Neal Frossach who then 
was borne was called Neal Frossac. 6 

7 1 6. All Lynster was five times wasted and preid in one 
yeare by y e O'Neales. 

1 Died. The precise year of his account of it in Keating's H. of 
death is 704. See Reeves' Adam- Ireland, p. 407. 

nan, Ivii. 4 Foyliow. He was i2th abbot of 

2 Syonan. A townland in the lona. SeeReeves'Adamnan,p.3&i. 
barony of Moycashel, Co. West- 6 Ohinmbig. i.e. Fahan, on the 
meath. east shore of Lough Swilly. 

3 Allon. This battle is said later 6 Frossac. i. e. of the showers, 
to have taken place in 720. See an He became ardrigh in 782. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 113 

7 1 7. Sinagh of Innis Clothrann 1 died, ffohartagh mac Neale 
raigned one yeare & was killed by Kynoye mac Irgally in the 
battle of Kyndealgan 2 ; but before K. Fohartagh began his 
reign, the battle of Allone before mentioned was fought 
wherein king fferall was slaine by the Leinstermen on friday 
the third of the Ides of December in the yeare of our Lord 
720. King fferall had in his army 21,000 men well armed 
& the Lynstermen 9,000. These are they that were slaine in 
the K 8 side in that battle, first fferall himselfe with 160 of his 
guard, Conell Meann prince of the race of Carbry, fforbosagh 
prince of the race of Bowyne, 3 fferall OHaylyeaghty, fferall 
m c Eahagh Leawna, prince of Tawnye ; Conallagh m^Conyng ; 
Eigneach m c Colgan, prince of the Narhirs 4 ; Cowdenagh 
mFeaghragh, Morgies mac Conell ; Leahayegh m c Concarad ; 
Edgen O'Mathgna ; Anmcharad m'Concharad ; Niva Mac 
Oirck, prince of y e Orcades ; the ten nephews of Moylefithry, 
these were the O'Neales of the North, the O'Neales of the 
West and South were those that were slain in the said battle 
Flann mRogellye, Aillill m c fferay ; Hugh Leinster o'Kearnie, 
Swynne mKonolaye, Nia Mac Cormack, Duff Dakrich 
mDuffe, Da Inver, Aillell Ma Conill Graint, Ilaiheawil 
m'Deuchte & Fergus oHeoaine, all which number were slaine. 
There were nine that flyed 5 in the ayre, as if they were 
winged fowle, and soe saved their lives. Of both arniyes 
there were slain but 7000 both king's guard and all. 

722. Connleas abbot of Clonvicknois, Died. Neaghtin 
K. of the Picts entred into Religion, & Drust succeeded him 
in the kingdom. Colman Wamagh scribe of Ardmach, died. 
723. Rubinn chief scribe of Mounster Died ; & the sonn of 
Brogaine of Tehille 6 who was a Great Preacher & Divine, 

1 Innis Clothrann. An island in 4 Narhirs. Orior in the S.E. of 
Lough Ree, 15 miles north of Ath- Co. Armagh. 

lone. 5 Flyed. ' Nine was the number 

2 Kyndealgan. Not identified. that fled with panic and lunacy 

3 Bowyne. Bogaine, a territory from the battle.' Annals F. M., 
lying between Loughs Foyle and ad ann. 718. 

Swilly. 6 Tehille. Near Clonmacnoise. 

T 1 4 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

724. Alchon abbot of Clonarde died. Connell m'Mowday 
was crowned with martyrdome. Murrogh m'Brain king of 
Lynster Died. Duff Damver mConolay, K. of Picts, was 

725. The battle of Moynid Krewe was fought between the 
Picts themselves, where Enos was victor and many of Elphines 
side slain. There was another battle between them neare the 
castle of Credy, where it was a pitifull spectakle to behould 
K. Elphinus take his flight and y e most part of his army yeald 
themselves to the mercy of their enemies : Eolbeck the son of 
Moydan and the rest of the nobles & People of the Picts 
turned their backes to Elphinus and did receave Neaghtinn 
the son of Derills as king into the K. dome again. Donell 
mCeallay king of Connaught Died. 

726. Egbricht the champion of Christ died on the feast 
day of Easter. Faghtna mffolaghtaine abbot of Clonfert of 
St. Brandon died. The battle of Dromadery was fought in 
the kingdom of y e Picts between Drust Enos king of the 
Picts, where Drust was slain the 12 th of the Kallends of 


727. The Returne of the Reliques of Adawanus to Ireland 
in the month of October. Anchon, the scribe of Kildare, 
Died. The sonn of Concumba scribe of Clonvicknois died. 

728. The battle between the Picts and Dalriada, where 
the Picts was overcome was fought. There was a battle 
between the sonn of Enos and the son of Congus, where 
Brudeus vanquished Tolorg flying. 

729. Flann o'Colla abbot of Clonvicknois, Died. The 
battle of Connaught was fought wherein Moriegh mTnreaghty, 
Bushop of Moye 2 of the English, was slaine. Garalt died. 
Ceallagh the daughter of Dunnough, a good and bountifull 
Queen, died. Tymnen of Kilgarad, a Religious and virtuous 
man, died. Ferdonagh, scribe of Armagh, Died, Neaghten 

1 Ends. The last entry in Bede's z B. of Moye. i.e. of Mayo of the 
Eccl. Hist, is Ann. 731. English. See p. 9, antea. 

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m'Derilly Died. Sevdan, the Daughter of Corck, abbess of 
Kildare, died. Konolagh of Castle Cnock died. 

730. Fergus brought an army out of Dalriada into Inis 
Owen in Ulster, upon whom there was great slaughter made, 
amongst whom Connor, son of Locheny and Branchowe the 
son of Bran were slaine and many others Drowned in the river 
of Banne. The nativity of Donough m'Donell. There was a 
cow seen in Deilginis this yeare (myne author Reporteth to 
have had conference with Divers that did eat of her milk & 
butter) which was formed with one body one neck and two 
hynder parts with two Tayles and 6 feet. 

731. Talorg m c Cougusa was bound by his one brother & 
presented and sent to the Picts, who cast him into the water 
and drowned him. Tionoye raigned 5 years & was slaine in 
a battle by Flaithvertagh & Donell. Flaithvertagh Raigned 
seven years and died at Ardmagh 1 . 

734. Hugh Allan raigned 9 years. There was 132 years 
between y 6 death of king Hugh Allan & the death of K. Hugh 
ffinleich. During which time there Raigned in Ireland 8 kings 
which were fferall, Neale ffrasagh, Hughornye, Donnogh, 
Conor m'Donnogh, Neale Glunduffe, Moyleseaghlynn, and 
Hugh ffinliah. There raigned in Scotland 26 kings vidz*. 
Dungall, Alpine, Moriegh, Conell, Cbnell, Enos, ffergus, 
Eochy, Donell, Constantine, Owen, Alpine, Owen Kymboye, 
Fiachna, Eochy, ffomaltagh, Carcall, Moylebressal, Morieagh 
Madadan, Leathlovar, Ainvith, Eochagann, Eremon, ffiaghna 
m c Heremon, Moriegh, & Ahagh. There raigned in Leinster 
13 kings, vidz*. Ceallagh, Rory,'Bran, Fynaghty, Morieagh, 
Ceallagh, Bran, Rwarck, Dunlenn, Twahall, Dunnlenn, and 
Daniell. There Raigned alsoe in Ossery, seven kings 
Dungall, ffoylan, Moyldeyn, ffergall, Dunlen, Karvell and 
ffiaghna. There reigned during the said space in Mounster 
nine kings, Artry, ffeylim, Moyldwyn, olchovar, Algenan, 
Moylegula, Ceanfoyla, Donnogh, and Duffelaghtna. There 
raigned in Connaught 18 kings vidz*., Cahall, Hugh Balb, 
Fergus Oilill, Dowmreaght, Donnogh, Lahry, Tiprady, 

1 Ardmagh. He became a monk there. Annals F. M., ad ann. 729. 

I 2 

1 1 6 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

fflathry, Ardgall, Muries, Dermott, Cahall m'Morgissa, 
Murrogh, ffynaghty, iFergus m c Eothy, and Connor mTeige. 
There are 138 yeares from the Death of king Hugh ffinleih to 
the Death of king Bryan Borowe that was killed by the 
Danes in the battle of Clontarfe. During which time there 
raigned in Ireland 6 kings viz. Flann m c Moyleseaghlynn, 
Neale Glunduffe, Congallagh, Donnell, Moyleseaghlynn 
m c Donell, & king Bryan. 

There was a Dragon both huge & ugly to behould this 
harvest seen, and a great Thunder heard after him in the 

734. This yeare venerable Beda Died in the 88 th yeare of 
his age and was called the Sage of all England. 

733. Enos mffergos K. of Picts wasted the Region of 
Dalriada or Redshankes, tooke Dunatt and burnt Cregg & 
bound the 2 sonnes of Sealuy with coardes Dungall and 
fferaagh. A little 'while after Brudeus the son of Enos who 
\vas son of Cron Moyle m c Colgann abbot of Lusk, Died. 
ffergus died. 

734. The work done in Upercroossann was sunck in the 
Debth of the sea & certaine sea-fareinge men to the number 
of 22. Convall or Conmoyle O'Locheny, abbot of Clonvicnois, 
Died. The lawes 1 & Constitutions made by St. Patrick were 
caused to be put in execution by king Hugh Allan. 

735. ffaylan oBroyn king of Leinster Died of a sudden 
Immature death little thought of before. Tola m'Donnogh, 
B. of Clonard, the worthy champion of Jesus Christ Died. 
The battle of Athseany 2 in the 14 th day of the Calends of 
September was cruelly & bloodyly fought by the O'Neales 
the Leinstermen, where the 2 K 9 heades of the two Armyes, 
did soe roughly aproch to one another that K. Hugh Allan 

1 Lawes. ' About this time there revenue of St. Patrick throughout 

was an interview between Hugh theJcingdom, and they established 

Allan, King of Ireland, and Cathal, a particular law for that purpose.' 

King of Munster, at Tirda Glass, in Keating, H. of Ireland, p. 409. 
Ormond, where, among other de- 2 Athseany. Now Ballyshannon, 

bates, they consulted what methods Co. Kildare, five miles S. E. of old 

should be used to advance the Kilcullen. 

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K. of Ireland & Hugh m c Colgan K. of Leinster, whereof the 
one was sore hurt & lived after, the other with a Deadly 
Blow lost his head from his shoulders, the o'Neales with their 
king behaved themselves soe valiantly in the pursuit of their 
enemies & killed them soe fast in such a manner as they 
made Great Heapes in the field of their Carcasses, soe as none 
or very few of the Leinstermen escaped to bring Tydings 
home to their friends. In this Battle the two joynt kings of 
Leinster Hugh m c Colgan & Bran Beag m c Murchowe, Fergus 
mMoynaye Dawdachrich, the Lordes of ffoharte, m c o'Kelly 
m'Treyn fiangallach oMoyleaghlin the 2 sons of fflann 
o'Konoly, Ealgach O'Moyleoyer many others which my 
authour omitteth to Relate for brevity sake, were slaine, and 
sayeth that this was the Greatest slaughter of a long time 
seen in Ireland. 

Cahall m c ffynguyne prepared a Great army & went to 
Leinster & brought Hostages from Bran Brick m c Murchow 
with many rich Bootyes. 

736. Fergus Glutt Prince of the race of Icova with the 
spittle of men & witchcraft died. Sawhyn of Clonbrony 1 
virgin died. 

737. Donell entred into Religion, fforbosach m c Aileala, 
K. of Ossery, was killed. O'Haillealla, lord of Kinaleagh, 
was killed. Duff Davoreann abbot of Tower, Died. Ceallagh 
abbot of Clonvickenois, Died. Saint Brayn of Linneally 2 

738. Conly king of Teaffa Dyed. Morogh nrfferall 
mMoyledoyn, was killed. 

739. Kyneleagh & Delvyn were spoiled by Ossory. 
Cahall macffiinguyne, king of Mounster, & fflann ffeorna 
prince of Corcomroe, Dyed. Dachwa m c David Anchorite Died. 
Conyng m<Awley prince of Kynnaghta 3 was strangled by king 
Hugh Allan. Hugh Balire, K. of Connaught, died. Affrick, 
abbess of Kildare, died. 

1 Clonbrony. In the barony of founded by St. ColmanElo about 600. 
Granard, Co. Longford. Her feast 3 Kynnaghta. There were two 
is kept on December igth. territories of this name, one in 

2 Linneally. Near Tullamore, Meath, the other in Co. Deny. 

l j8 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

740. The laws and constitutions of O'Swanye 1 of Rahyne 
were established by the king and subjects. Donell Raigned 
20 yeares then Dyed. Laygnen mDoneanny, abbot of 
Sayer' in Elly was killed. The Lawes Rules of good life 
ordayned by St. Queran & St. Brandon were caused to be 
put in execution in Connaught by ffergus m c Keally K. of that 

744. There was a strange .thing seen in Ulster in the 
time of fiaghna m c Hugh Royne K. of Ulster, & the time of 
Eahagh m'Breassall, Prince ofNeathagh, or Iveagh of Ulster, 
which was this : The seas haue put a whale a shore in that 
Gentry, in whose head there were three teeth of Gould, every 
of the teeth weighed fiue ounces, for the strangeness of the 
thing there was one of the teeth brought to Beanchor, & 
there laid on y e Alter for a wonder which remained there for 
a long space. 

741. fforannan, abbot of Clonard, Died. Comynge 
oMooney abbot of Loyre Lere 3 Died. m c Nideferty, abbot of 
Tehilly, Died. 

742. Cormack Bishop of Athrumni 4 Died. There was 
Drogons seen in the skyes. Saran, abbot of Beanchor, Died, 

743. Coman 5 the Religious Dyed, ffiachra m'Garvan of 
Meath was drowned in Loghre. 

74 }. There was snow this yeare of wonderfull Greatness 
that there was in no man's memory such seen. In so much 
that the cattle of Ireland for the most part Died, after which 
ensuing Great & unaccustomed Drowth in the world. The 
Rules of O'Swany of Rahin were established in Leigh Coynn fi 
or Con's half in Deale. There were shipes seen in the skyes 
with their men this yeare. 

1 O'Swanye. He founded a mon- of Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath. 
astery in the place from which 4 Athrumnt.'Novf Trim in Co. 

St. Carthach had been driven two Meath. 

centuries before. His feast is on * Coman. Founder of the monas- 

October ist. tery of Roscommon according to 

z Sayer. Now Seir Kieran, mid- Colgan. Acta SS., p. 791. His 

way. between Roscrea and Birr, feast is on December 26th. 
founded by St. Ciaran of Ossory. 6 Leigh Coynn. i. e. the northern 

3 Loyre Lere. On the east side half of Ireland. See p. 48, antea. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 119 

745. Conell, abbot of Twaym Greny, 1 Died. Breassall 
m Colgan abbot of ffernes, died. 

746. Swarlagh B. of ffower, 2 died. The battle of Ocky 
between the Picts & Brittans was fought where Talorgan 
m c ffergus, brother of K. Enos, was slaine. Cahall Moynmoyne, 
prince of Imainie, Died. 

747. Cwangus abbot of Leihmore 3 in Connaught died, 
fflann oCongoghe, Prince of Offaily, Died. Colman of the 
Welshmen, abbot of Slaine, Died. Furseus abbot of Leakyn 4 
in Meath & Moyle Imorchor Bishop of Achroym O'Maynye, 5 

748. Dicolla m c Menedi abbot of Inis Morye, 6 Dyed, 
ffiachra o'Macnya, abbot of Clonfert, died. 

749. Lucritt abbot of Clonvickenois, Died. The Rules of 
St. Columbkill were established in Meath by king Donell. 
Scanlagh m'Clonbayren died. Furseus of Eacha mNeyrck 7 
dyed. The Moone was of sanguine colour. Twaliah the 
daughter of Cahall Queen of Leinster died. 

750. Longseach mfrlaithverty prince of the Race of 
Tirrconnell, Died. Abel of Athomna 8 dyed. 

751. Clonvickenose was burnt the 12 th of the kalends of 
Aprill. Suanus 9 als Fimoyne O'Swanaye of Rahin died. 

752. Fergus m'Keallay K. of Connought Dyed. The 

1 T. Greny. Now Tomgraney, feast was on June 28th. 
on the western shore of Lough Derg. 5 A . O'Ufaynye.Now Aughrim, 

Petrie gives a description of a 7 miles south-west of Ballinasloe, 

church and round tower erected Co. Galway. 

there by Brian Boroimhe, in EccL , * I. Morye. Off the north-west 

Arch., pp. 277, 380. coast of Sligo. A monastery was 

~ ffower. A monastery founded founded here by St. Molaise. His 

' by St. Fechin about 650. See/<5z#., feast is on August f 2th. There are 

p. 174, and Colgan's Diocese of here ruins of several small churches 

Meath, i. 64. which are described in the Journal 

3 Leihmore. Near Borris, in the of the R. S. of Antiquaries for 

barony of Eliogarty, Co. Tipperary, 1885, p. 175. 

founded by St. Mochaemog, who 7 E. m'Neyrck. Now Assylin, 

died in 655. His feast was on near Boyle. 
March ijth. 8 Athomna. O' Donovan sug- 

4 Leakyn. Four miles south of gests Portumna on the Shannon. 
Rathowen, Co. Westmeath, founded 9 Suanus. In the Annals of 

by St. Cruimin about 650. His Ulster he is called Nepos Suanaich. 

1 20 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

shippwrack was this yeare of Delvyn Nwagat (which is 
between the river of Suck and Synenn) on Logh Rye against 1 
theire Capitaine Dymsach. Ethelbald, K. of England, Dyed. 
753. Cumascach prince of Affayly, was killed by 
Moyledwyn mHugh Beanan K. of Mounster. The Rules of 
Saint Sagnus 2 were yett observed. 

754. Slane abbot of Louth died. Cahal K. of o'Keansealy, 
Elpin of Glassnayen & ffivagh of Killalga, 3 all Dyed. Martha 
abbess of Kildare, Dyed. The 'battle of Dromrovay 4 fought 
between the o'Fiachras and the o'Briwynes, where Teag 
m c Mordevor & three o'Kellyes were slaine viz*. Cathrannagh, 
Caffye, and Ardvronn Ailleall o'Donchowe had the victory. 
MacMoriey o'Morgan, K. of Leinster, Dyed. Gorman 
Coworb of St. Mocht of Lowth died, in Pilgrimage at 

755. Enos, K. of Scotland, dyed. Cosedge, abbot of 
Louth, dyed. 

756. Moriegh o'Broyne, K. of Leinster, died. There was 
great scarcity of victualls this yeare & abundance of all 
manner of the fruites of trees. Algnio mGnoy the second 
next abbot of Clonard, dyed. There was a field fought 
between Clonvickenois and the Inhabitants of Birr in a place 
called in Irish Moyne koysse Blaie. 5 Eghtigin B. was killed 
by a Priest at St. Bridget's alter in Kildare, as he was 
celebrating of mass, which is the Reason that since that time 
a Priest is prohibited to celebrate mass in Kildare in the 
presence of a Bushopp. 

757. Enos nrFergus, K. of Pictland, Dyed. 

758. Cormack, abbot of Clonvicknois, Died, ffearlio, the 
sonn of a Smith, abbot of Conrie 6 in Meath, Died. Fogartagh 

1 Against. The Annals F. M. 4 Dromrovay. In the parish of 
have ' with their lord.' Breaffy, barony of Carra, Co. Mayo. 

2 Sagnus. I find no mention of 6 Moyne koysse Blaie. Not iden- 
him either in the Mart, of D. or in tified. 

Colgan's works. Conrz'e.Now Kilcomeragh, in 
* Killalga. Kildalkey, five miles the barony of Moycashel, Co. West- 
south of Athboy, Co. Meath. There meath. A church was erected here 
was a church here dedicated to St. by St. Colman. His feast was on 
Dympna, whose feast is on May isth. September 25th. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 


Prince of Elye, Died. Swyne, abbot of Clonfert, Died. King 
Donell was the first K. of Ireland of Clann Colman or 
o'Melaghlynes & Dyed 1 quitly in his Deathsbed the 1 2 th of the 
kalends of December in the year of our Lord God 759. 

759. Nealle Frassagh, son of K. fferall, began his reign 
immediately after the Death of K. Donell, & raigned seven 
years. There was Great famine throughout all the kingdome 
in the beginning of his raigne, In soe much that the K. 
himself had very little to live upon, & being then accom- 
panied with seven godly Bishops, fell upon their knees, where 
the king very pitifully before them all besaught God of his 
Infinite Grace & Mercy, if his wrath otherwise could not 
be appeased, Before he saw the Destruction of so many 
thousands of his subjects & friends that then were helpless of 
releefe, & Ready to Perrish, to take him to himself, otherwise 
to send him them some Releefe for maintenance of his 
service, which request was noe sooner made then a Great 
shower of Silver fell from heaven, whereat the K. Greatly 
Rejoyced, and yett (said he) This is not the thing that can 
Deliuer us from this famine & eminent Danger, with that he 
fell to his Prayers againe ; then a second shower of heavenly 
honey fell, & then the K. said with Great thanksgiving as 
before, w th that y e third shower fell of pure wheat, which 
covered all the fields over that like was never seen before, 
soe that there was such plenty & aboundance of wheat, that 
it was thought y* it was able to maintaine manye kingdomes. 
Then the K. & the seven Bushopes gave great thanks to 
the Lord. There was a Great Battle fought between the 
familyes of Dorow & Clonvicknois at Argamoyne, where 
Dermott Duff mDonell was killed. There was exceeding 
great drought this yeare. Aileall o'Donchow, king of Con- 
naught, Died. Donnogh, sonn of K. Donell Gave a Battle 
to the families of the O'Dowlies in ffertulagh. 2 Moll king of 
England entred into Religion. Flaithvertagh m c Loyngsy, 

1 Dyed. The Annals of Ulster * ffertulagh. Now a barony in 
give 762 as the date of his death. The the S. E. of Co. Westmeath. See 
Annals F,M, agree with our author. The Book of Rights, p. 180. 

122 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

K. of Tara died in the habbitt of a Religious man. ffollawyn 
m c Conchongailt, K. of Meath, was willfully murthered. 

760. The Battle of Carnfiaghy 1 was fought between the 
2 sonns of K. Donell, Donnogh & Murrough, and after slaugh- 
ter in either side made, Murrogh was putt to Slight. A 
Battle fought between those of Meath & the Inhabitants 
of Moybrey where Moyleowa m c Tayhill & Dongall m c Dereth 
were killed. 

761. ffear-Dachrich, abbot of Ardmach, Died. Glandibar, 
abbot of Lathreagh Broyne, 2 Died. The Lawes of St. Patrick 
were established by the K. Duffeinreaght, K. of Connaught, 
Died of a sanguine flux. Neale K. of Meath Died. 

762. Murgaill m c Nynnea, abbot of Rachrynn, Died. 
There Raigned famine & many Diseases in this kingdome 
untill they were suckoured by the prayers of K. Neale & his 
Bushopes as before. 

763. Donnogh sonn of K. Donnell & second monarch of 
y e O'Melaghlynns succeeded after K. Neale. Moriertagh sonn 
of K. Donell, King of Meath, died. Gorman, the daughter of 
Hugh m c fflynn, died. 

764. Beag m'Conley, prince of Teaffa, Dyed. Moyley- 
ghen abbot of Cloneyneagh, Died. 

765. The rules of St. Queran & St. Aidan were Practized 
in the three thirds of Connaught, whereof the 2 Brenyes 3 & 
Analey, the Countes of Leytrym, Longford, & Cavan were 
one third part, called y e rough third part of Connaught. 

766. Aidan, B. of Mayo of the Saxons, Dyed. Moynagh 
m c Colman, abbot of Slane & ffobrey, Dyed. Donnagh, K. of 
Connaught, Dyed. 

767. Seanchan, abbot of Imleach, Dyed. Ernagh m c Ehinn, 
abbott of Leihlyn, & fforannan, B. & Scribe of Treoide, 4 Dyed. 

768. Queran, the Deuout, of Beladoyn, 5 Died. 

1 Carnfiaghy. Now Cam, in the Leitrim, and B. O'Reilly, Co. Cavan. 

barony of Moycashel in the same 4 Treoide.Trevet, in the barony 

ounty. of Skreen, Co. Meath. 

- Z. Sroyne.Novf Lara Brien, Beladoyn. Now Disert Kieran, 

near Maynooth. near Kells. The feast of the Saint 

3 Brenyes. ,i.e. B. O'Rourke, Co. is on June I4th. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoue. 123 

769. Colman Abbot of Clonvicknois died, Ceallagh 
Murchow, K. of Leinster, Died. Moyle Kovay o'Mooney 
Died. Myne author sayeth that K. Neale ffrossagh & Hugh 
ffynn K. of Dalriada or Red shankes, Died this yeare. 

770. Flathry m c Donell, K. of Connaught, Dyed. There 
raigned many diseases in Ireland this yeare. A great Morren 
of Cowes came over the whole kingdom, called the Moyle- 

771. There was a battle in Calah 1 between King Donough 
& Conolagh, in which Conolagh m'Comyn prince of Moybrey, 
Cwana mEigny, Donnogh m c Allene, Prince of Mogornn, and 
Dermot m c Clothny with many other nobles, were slaine. 
Anfceally, abbot of Coinre & Lynnealla, Died. Sith-math 
abbesse of Clonboreann, 2 died, ffinan, abbot of Cloneois, 

772. ffulartach, B. of Clonard, Died. Monann m c Cor- 
macke, abbott of St. Fursens his Place 3 in france, died, & 
fflathy, K. of Connaught, Died. The Murren of the Cowes 
in Ireland still continued, & which was worse Greate scarcity 
& penurie of victuals amongue men continued. Kildare was 
burnt the 4th of the Ides of June. The Pope rained over all 
the kingdome. K. Donnogh brought an armie to y e North & 
took hostages of Donell m c Hugh K. of the North. There was 
a Battle fought between the Mounstermen, where fferall 
mcElay Prince of Desmond, was slaine, and Breassall of 
Bearry was victor, fforbasach m'Moyle Tola, abbot of Ros- 
comman, Died. 

773. Alpinn, K. of y e Pictfe, Died. The ffight of Rwaragh 
from the upper part of Oycke, & Carbrey mLoygnen with 
the 2 Races of the Leinstermen whome K. Donnogh Pursued 
with his forces, & wasted their Landes, & confines & Burnt 
the Churches. Murgeall mReaghtaioratt m c Nya m<Cor- 
mack were killed by the Leinstermen & of the Leinstermen 

1 Calah. There is a place of this Clonmacnois. The foundress was 
name in the barony of Kilconnell, St. Cairech, a sister of St. Enda of 
Co. Gal way. Aran. 

2 Clonboreann, On the west 3 Place. i.e. Peronne. Seep. 105, 
bank of the Shannon, nearly opposite antea. 

1 24 The. Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

the 2 sonns of Kynadon, Anlon & Bran, were killed. Faruley 
the Daughter of Conly Prince of Moyteaffa, abbesse of Clwain- 
bronaye, died. Augustin of Beanchor, & Sedragh m c Sobar- 
chinn, & Nadarcha the Sadge died. There was a Great 
Convocation in the K s . pallace of Taragh of the o'Neales 
and Leinstermen & also of the clergie to decide their long- 
continued controversies, where there was a Reverent assembly 
of many worthy, Reverent & Venerable anchorites and scribes, 
of all which assembly Dowlittye 1 was y 6 cheefest. Scannall, 
abbot of Kilkenny, Died. 

778. There was a Great fray in Ardmach on shrouetide, 
where Conolagh mConoy Died. Seannchan, abbott of Im- 
leagh, Onagh abbott of Lismore, Seirgall O'Daingne, abbott 
of Clonfert Molwa, Duffinreaght mffergus, abbot of fferness, 
Algna B. of Ardbreachan, 2 Moyneagh O'Mooney, abbott of 
Loghtere, ffaghtnagh, abbot of ffower, and Ailvran o'Lugda- 
dan, abbott of Clondalcann, 3 Sayrgus o'Cahaille y e sadge, 
ffergus m c Cahall, K. of Dalriada or Redshankes, all Died. 
There was a battle given at y e River of Rie 4 by the Inhabi- 
tants of Moybrey to Leinstermen, where the Leinstermen had 
the victory. This was the first of November in the year of 
the Margent Quoted, which ouerthrow was Prophysied by 
the wordes Ar, fier, rigi, jugi. 

To the end that the Reader may not be ignorant of Moy- 
brea & of the Inhabitants thereof, I will in a few wordes shew 
the boundes thereof and to whome it was allotted. Dermott 
m c Kervell K. of Ireland, of whome mention was made in this 
History, had issue Hugh Slane, Colman More, & Colman 
Beagg. To the Race of Hugh was allotted this Moybrey 
extending from Dublin at Bealaghbricke westerlie of Kelles, 
& from the hille of Houth to the mount of Slieve Fwagde 5 in 

1 Dowlittye. There was an abbot Dublin. There is here a round 
of Finglas of this name whose death tower in perfect preservation. 

is given in Annals F. M. under * Rie. Now the Rye water, which 

791, and here under 793. falls into the Liffey at Leixlip. 

2 Ardbreachan. Now Ardbra- 5 S. Fwagde. Perhaps Slieve 
can, near Navan. Fuaidh, in the barony of Upper 

3 Clondalcann. Four miles W. of Fews, Co. Armagh. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 125 

Ulster. There raigned of K. Hugh his race as monarchies 
of this kingdome nine kings as shall be shewed when I come 
to the Place where Remembrance ought to be made of them. 
There were many other Princes of Mobrey besides the said 
kings, & behaved themselves as becommed them, & because 
they were nearer the Invasions of the Land then other septs, 
they were sooner Bannished & Brought lower then others. 
The o'Kellyes of Brey was the chiefe name of that Race, 
though it hath manye other names of by-septs, which for 
brevityes sake I omitt to particulate, they are brought soe low 
now a Dayes that the best of the Chroniclers In the kingdom 
are ignorant of their disents, though the o'Kellyes are soe 
common every where that it is unknown whether the Dis- 
perst partyes in Ireland of them be of the familie of 
o'Kellyes of Connaught or Brey, that (scarcely) one of the 
same familie knoweth not the name of his one great-Grand- 
father, are Turned to be meere churles & poore laboring 
men, soe as scarce there is a few or noe parishes in the king- 
dome but hath some one or other of those Kellyes in it, I 
meane of Brey. 

To Colman the other sonn of K. Dermot was alsoe allotted 
Claynn Colman, of whome there hath been seven Monarches 
in Ireland, beside the kingdome of Meath that they held still 
for many hundred yeares as superiours thereof, theire Power 
was latter then the o'Kellyes because they were farther from 
Invassions, Bloodshed, & Banishments then y e others. Yett 
their one malignant mindes towards theire one Bloode, theire 
Contentions, & Debates with one another was the occation of 
theire overthrow. Moyeteaffa whereof is often mention made 
is the contry Landes where the Race of Many m c Neale 
were Resident, ffoxes country Callrie, Brawnye, Cwoicky 
lands in the county of Longford as Moghrea, &c. 

779. Twilleliah, the daughter of Murrogh, abbesse of 
Cloncuiffyne, 1 died . Querann of Tymonna, 2 died. 

1 Cloncuiffyne. Clonguffin, in 2 Tymonna. There are two places 
the parish of Rathcore, Co. Meath. of this name, one in Co. Westmeath, 
It was founded by St. Fintinna. the other in Co. Wexford. 

126 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

780. Donell m c fflothnia, Prince of Affailie, was killed in 
Clonconor, in Gessell. Mayo of the English, Ardmach, the 
abby of Clonbronay were burnt with horrible fier on Saturday 
night in the fourth of the nones of August. Moynagh 
o'Mooney prince of Imacwais & m c fflathnya abbott of Clon- 
fert, Dyed. 

781. Rochnia, abbott of Clonvicknois, Died. Queran 
abbot of Rathmoyeanye 1 & Tymmonna, Conell mac Cronn- 
moyle, abbot of Luslann or Lusk, died, fflann B., one of the 
Sadges & abbot of Iniskoynedea, 2 was poysoned to death. 

782. Moylechraich m'Donnell abbot of Killcullen, 3 and 
scribe of Killnamannagh, 4 Died. Elbrig, abbess of Clon- 
bronagh, died. 

783. Tipraide mTeige, K. of Connaught, died. Sneria- 
gall, abbot of Clonvicknois, Died. There was a Generall 
Disease in the kingdom this yeare called the Kawagh. 5 
There was a battle fought between K. Donnogh and the 
race of K. Hugh Slane, wherein Fiaghra m'Cahell the two 
nephews of Conyng and Dermott were slain. Moylecomar 
abbott of Gleandalogha, died. 

784. Lergus o'ffiachayn the sadge of Kellmaynam, 6 
Rouartagh nrMooneye, spenser 7 of Slane and abbot of Fobrie, 
and Morieagh m c Cahall abbot of Kildare, Died, and Lomh- 
while, 8 B. of Kildare, Died. There was a Battle fought between 
the Race of Owen and Conell, wherein Moyledwynn nrHugh 

1 Rathmoyeanye. O'D. thinks SS.,p.i6g. 

this is Routh, near Manor Cunning- 5 Kaiuagh. Some kind of cutane- 

ham, in Co. Donegal. ous disease. 

2 Iniskoynedea. Iniskeen ; ten 6 Kellmaynam. In the western 
miles W. of Dundalk. A monastery suburb of Dublin, founded by St. 
was here so early as the beginning Maighnan. It was afterwards a 
of the 6th century. priory of Knights Templars, and 

3 Kilcullen. Old Kilcullen, in later of the Knights of St. John. 
Co. Kildare, where there is a round The site is now occupied by the 
tower and an ancient cross. Royal Hospital. 

4 Killnamannagh. Ten miles 7 Spenser. This official was 
W. of Kilkenny. A monastery was called the cellarer in later times, 
founded here about the middle of the 8 Lomhwhile.'Re was bishop of 
6th century by St. Natalis. His feast K. from 747 to 785. See Ware's 
is on July 31. See Colgan's Acta Bishops, p. 382. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 127 

Allen had the victory & Hugh Mundearg was putt to flight. 
Duff Davareann abbot of Clonard made his visitations in the 
Parrishes of Mounster. 

785. Columb m c ffoylgussa, B. of Lothra, died. The 
Rules of St. Queran were Practized in Connaught. 

786. The Battle of Cleiteagh between Hugh Orney the 
2 Races of Connell & Owen, where the families of Connell 
were vanquished & Donell escaped, was fought this yeare. 
The Relickes of St. Patrick were taken by force at a certaine 

787. Fighna, K. of Ulster, died. There was a great 
slaughter of Ulstermen by the Redshanckes or Dalriada, 
Sayrbrey, abbott of Clonvickenois, died. Awley, prince of 
o'Manie, Died. 

788. Moylerwayn Tawlaghty & Aidan of Rahin Died. 
Dowdaleah abbott of Ardmach, Died. 

790. The Rules of St. Coman were Practized & putt in 
execution in the three partes of Connaught, & the lawes of 
Ailve of Imleagh in Mounster. Kynnaye mCumusky, abbot 
of Dorowe, Died. Artry mCahall was ordayned K. of 
Mounster. Moyle Tola abbott of Lareagh Bryen Dyed. 

79 1. Arraghtagh o'Fielan, abbott of Ardmach, Dyed & 
Adfiath 1 B. of the same in one night. Thomas abbott of 
Beanchor & Joseph o'Kearny abbott of Clonvickenois, Died. 
Cathnia o'Gwary abbott of Tuam Grenie, Lerveanvan, 
abbesse of Cluonbardann 2 Died. K. Donnogh sent an army 
to assist the Lynstermen against the Mounstermen. All the 
Islands of Brittaine were wasted & much troubled by the 
Danes ; this was theire first footing in England. 

792. Bran king of Leinster his wife Eihnie Daughter 
of Donell of Mieth, Queen of Leinster, died. Rachrynn was 
burnt by the Danes. Moniagh, abbott of Clonfert Molwa 

793. Dowlitter (of whome I have spoken before 3 ) abbott of 

1 Adfiath. He occupied the 2 Cluonbardann. Clonburren. 
See of Armagh for one year only. See p. 123, antea. 
Ibid., p. 42. s Before. At p. 124. 

1 28 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

ffinglasse, & olchovar m'Eyrck, sonn of fflann, K. of Mounster, 
B. anchorite and scribe, died. Osfa, a good K. of England 
Died, whoe was soueraigne over the rest of the K 8 of England. 

794. Donnogh, K. of Taragh & Ireland, with his brother 
Inreaghtagh Died the 6 th day after the kalends of February 
anno Dni 794 Hugh Ornye succeeded K. Donnogh & 
Raigned 27 yeares. In the Beginning of his raign, he wasted 
& spoyled all Meath for noe other cause but because they 
stuck to the o'Melaghlynns, which were his Predecessors in 
the government. 

795. The island of St. Patrick 1 was burnt by the Danes, 
they taxed y e Landes with great taxtions, they took the 
Reliques of St. Dochonna 2 & made many Invassions to this 
kindome & tooke many rich & great bootyes, as well from 
Ireland as from Scotland. 

798. Befaile, the daughter of Cahall, & wife of K. 
Donnogh & Queen of Ireland, Died in Anno Domini 798. 

799. Moriegh m c Donnell king of Meath, Died. Hugh K. 
of Ireland, came with a Great armye to Meath & Divided it 
into 2 Partes, whereof he Gave one part to Connor, sonn of K. 
Donnogh, & the other part to his brother Ailill. fferall 
m c Anmcha, K. of Ossory, died. Eugenell, Daughter of K. 
Donnogh, Queen of Ireland, Died. Loghriagh 3 was destroyed 
by Morgies. 4 

800. The battle of Rouaye Connell 5 between the 2 sonns 
of K. Donnogh, where Aillell was slain, and Connor victor, 
was fought. m c Laysre, the Excellent of Inismorye, Died. 

80 1. Donell m'Hugh K. of the North, Died. K. Hugh 
wasted Leinster twice in one month, took away all their 
preyes and Bootyes. Kynoy king of Leinster Died. There 
was such horrible & Great Thunder the next after St. 

1 1. of 'St. Patrick : NearSkerries, * Morgies. In the Annals P.M., 

Co. Dublin. under the date 803, he is said to be 

2 St. Dochonna. He was Bishop the son of Tomaltach, a Connaught 

of Connor, and died in 725. See chief. 

Ware's Bishops, p. 218. 5 R. Connell.Novj Rowe, in the 

^Loghriagh. Loughrea, in south barony of Rathconrath, Co. West- 

Galway. meath. 

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Patrickes day that it putt assunder 1 1010 men between Corck 
Baeskynn 2 & the land about it. The sea Divided an Ileand 
there in three partes ; the seas & sands thereof Did couer the 
earth neare it. Laygery, prince of Desmond, Died. 

802. ffine abbesse of Killdare, Died. K. Hugh with a 
Great armye went to Donkuare 3 & divided Leinster into 2 
partes, between the 2 Morieghs, vidz*. Moriegh m c Riuaragh 
& Moriegh m c Broyne. Mortaugh mDongaile prince of 
Brenie, Died. 

803. There was a great pestilence all ouer the kingdome 
this yeare. Gormgall m c Dynaye, abbott of Armach & 
Cloneois, 4 Died. Congall abbott of Slane, sonn of Moonagh, 
a virgin from his birth, died. Loicheach a Doctor of divinity 
of Beanchor, Died. There was 68 of the familie of Hugh of 
St. Columb Kill, slain by the Danes. Flaithnia m c Kinoy K. 
of Affalie was killed in Rathangann. 5 

804. Connraih m c Duifdaleah abbott of Ardmach, Died of 
a sudden death. There was a new church founded in Kells in 
honour of St. Columb Kill. Hillarius, anchorite & scribe of 
Loghne, 6 Died. The Danes burnt Inismoriey & invaded 

805. Torbagh scribe & abbott of Ardmach he was of the 
o'Kellyes of Breye, Died. Finnsneaghty m c Keallay K. of 
Leinster Died in Kildare. Toighigh o'Tigernie, abbott of 
Ardmach, Died. 

806. frynnban abbesse of Clonbronay, Dyed. There was 
a battle fought between the families of o'Keanseallyes, where 
Ceallagh m c Dungaill was slain. , 

1 Assunder. The island is now Tigemach in the beginning of the 
called Mutton Island. See Frost's 6th century. 

H. of Clare, p. 145. 6 Rathangann. Seven miles 

2 C. Baeskynn. A territory in N.W. of the town of Kildare. 
south-west of Clare, including the 6 Loghne. The Annals P.M., 
baronies of Qonderlaw, Moyarta. have Lochre, near the present 
and Ibrican. Roscrea. This was the famous 

3 Donkuare. Rathcore, near En- ' Insula Viventium,' now Mona- 
field, Co. Meath. hincha, of which Giraldus speaks, 

^Cloneois. In Co. Monaghan. A Tofiog. Hib., d. 11. c. iii. The 
monastery was founded here by St. church is still standing. 


j 30 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

807. Gwairy, abbott of Glanndalogha, Died. Cathnia, 
abbott of Dowlyke, & Tigernagh founder of the church of 
Derymelly, 1 abbott of Killachy, died. 

808. Dyman Ara, Anchorite of all Mounster, Died a 
happy death. There was a Great slaughter of the Deanes in 
Ulster. Blathmac o'Mardivoe, abbott of Dorow, Died. 

3og. They of larhar Connaught made a Great slaughter. 
Mounstermen made a Great slaughter of the Danes. Couhagh 
abbot of Saye Died. 

8 10. There was a Great slaughter of these of larhar 
Connaught by the Danes againe. Charles the great, K. of 
France, and Emperour of all Europe, died. 

813. Cahassagh of Killitte, 2 Dyed. Gromflath, abbesse 
of Clonbarrenn, Dyed. 

814. There was a Battle fought between Cahall mDun- 
linge and those of Tymmonna of the one side against the 
familye of ffarnes where there were 400 of Lay & Churchmen 
slaine. The families of St. Colme 3 went to Taragh, & there 
excommunicated K. Hugh w th bells, Bookes, & Candles. 
Conchongeall K. of Leinster died. 

815. Mortagh m c Braine, halfe or K. of halfe Leinster, 
Dyed. Add three years hence to bring in the right yeare as 
815 is 818 and 816 is 819 &c. A battle was fought in Delvin 
Nuadatt, where the o'Kellyes of o'Manie with their prince 
were overthrone. This Delvin Lyeth between the rivers of 
Synnen & Suck. 

8 1 6. All Leinster was Distroyed & wasted by K. Hugh 
of Glendalogha. King Hugh sonn of K. Neale flrassagh 
Died at the foorde 4 of the two virtues or two miracles Ach -OA 
"Fe&fic. Connor m c Donnogh, third monarch of the o'Melagh- 
lyns, begann his raigne & governed this Land 14 yeares. 
ffelym m c Criowhhainn began to Raigne in the province of 
Mounster in the pallace of Cashell. 

1 Derymelly. In the parish of church of St. Ita, five miles S. of 
Rosinver, Co. Leitrim. St. Tiger- Newcastle, Co. Limerick. Some parts 
nach built a monastery here for his of the monastery are still standing, 
mother Melle. 3 St. Colme. i.e. Columkille. 

2 Killitte. Now Killeedy, i.e. the 4 Foorde. Not identified. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 131 

8 1 8. Conulf, king of the Saxons, Died. 
Ceanfogla mRwamann Bishop, scribe, anchorite, and abbott 
of Trym, 1 Dyed. King Conner brought an armye to the 
mounte called Sliew ffwaide in Ulster & Distroyed & wasted 
all the Landes & Countryes from thence to Eawynn Macha. 
Beighrenne 2 & Darensie 3 to Eawynn by the Danes was 

819. There was such froste this yeare y* all the Laughes, 
pooles & Riuers of Ireland were soe dryed upp & frozen, y 4 
steed & all manner of cattle might pass on them without 
Danger. Murrogh mMoyledwynn with the o'Neales of the 
North came to Ardbrachann, where they were mett w th those 
of the countryes of Moybrey with the Race of Hugh Slane, 
whose Cheefe was Dermott, & they were Joynt partakers with 
him against K. Connor. St. Garuan 4 flourished this time. The 
Ileand of Corck and Inisdoicble 5 was spoyled & Ransackt by 

820. ffelym mCriowhann, K. of Mounster Caused to be 
put in practice through that Province the rule and consti- 
tutions of St. Patrick. Murcha m c Moyledynn (Before men- 
tioned) was Deposed by Neal m c Hugh, & the Race of Owen 
m c Neale. The Danes invaded the Church of Beanchor. 
Gallen of the Welshmen was altogether Burnt by Phelym 
m c Criowhayne bouth houses, Church & Sanctuaries, fflannsug 
m c Loyngsy, abbott of Armach, Died. 

821. Beanchor was spoiled & Ransackt by the Danes 
together with St. Cowgalls church yard. Fynnachan 
m c Cosgrye, Prince of Brawyn-, 6 Died. 

822. There was an ouerthrow of the Deanes at Moynis 

1 Trym. A monastery is said to Donegal gives eight of this name. 
have been founded here by St. It is not possible to decide which of 
Patrick in 432. See Todd's St. them is referred to here. 
Patrick, p. 257. 6 Inisdoicble. The Mart, of 

2 Beighrenne. An island in the Donegal describes it as between 
north of Wexford Harbour. St. Ibar Hy Kinseallagh and the Decies. 
founded a monastic school here. p. 187. 

3 Darensie. An island in Wex- 6 Brawyn. Breaghmhoine, now 
ford Harbour. the barony of Brawny, Co. West- 

4 St. Garuan. The Mart, of meath. 

K 2 

1 3 2 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

by the Ulstermen. Artry m c Connor, K. of Connaught, 
caused to be established the Lawes of St. Patrick in and 
throughout the thirds of Connaught. Blathmac m<fflaynn 
was martured by the Danes in the island of Hugh. 

823. Dermott m c Neale prince of the Southe of Moybrey, 
Died.. The sonn of Longseagh, abbott of Ardmach, Died. 
Delvyn Beathra was burnt by K. Phelym. 

824. Owen Mainisdreagh was overcome & put out of 
Ardmach by Artry m c Connor & Comaskagh mCahaill. 
There was a meeting between K. Connor and Phelym att 
Byrre. Owen Manisdreach againe was Restored by the 
clergie to the abbottshipp of Ardmagh. 

825. Moriegh mRwaragh K. of Leinster died. There 
was an overthrow given to the Danes by the Keansealies 1 & 
those of Tymonna. 

826. Ceruall mFinnaghty, Prince of Deloyn Beathry, 
Died. Aidan O'Connuaye, scribe of Dorow, Died. Dermott 
abbott of Hugh went to Scotland & conveighed with 
him the Relickes 2 of St. Columb Kill. There was a great 
ouerthrow given to Connaughtmen by Meathmen, where 
there were many slaine. 

827. ffoyrye was burnt by ifelym m c Criowhayn in Delvyn. 
Swyny mffarny, abbott for 2 months In Ardmagh, Died. 
Shiell m'fferay, abbott of Kildare, Died. Mortcan of Kildare 

828. Dermott abbott Returned into Ireland againe & 
brought the said Relickes of St. Colume. Morean, abbesse 
of Kildare, Died, ffelym m c Criowhayn with the forces of 
Mounster and Leinster came to ffynore 3 to destroy, prey, and 
spoyle Moyebrey. The landes about the Liffie were preyed 
& spoiled by K. Connor o'Melaghlin. 

829. The first outrages & spoyles committed by the 
Danes in Ardmach was this year, & Ransacked these ensuing 

1 Keansealies. The inhabitants the 4th century. 

of the country included now in great 2 Relickes. On the various trans- 
part in the diocese of Ferns. They lations of the relics of St. C., see 
derive their name from Enna Reeves' Adamnan, p. 312. 
Kinseallagh, king of Leinster in 3 ffynore. Fennor, near Slane. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 133 

churches, Louth, Mucksnawe, 1 oaMeith, 2 Droym m c awley, 3 and 
Divers other Religious houses were by them most Pagan- 
like Ransacked. Alsoe the Relicks of St. aDawnanus was 
outragiously taken from Twahall m c fferaye out of Downagh 
Moyen 4 by the Danes, & with the like outrage they spoyled 
Rathlowrie 5 and Conrye in Ulster. 

830. Cinaye m c Artragh K. of Dalaray in the north was 
killed by his one men. Lisse-more was Ransackt by the 
Danes, ffelym m c Crewhynn Burnt, spoyled, & preyed the 
lands belonging to St. Queran called Termynlands & Deluyn 
Bethra three times. Ceallach mBran K. of Leinster, preyed 
Kildare. Artry, K. of Connaught 6 died. Connor mDonnogh 
O'Melaghlin, K. of Taragh & Ireland, Died this year. 

The Danes intending the fool conquest of Ireland, con- 
tinued theire invassion in Ireland from time to tyme, useing 
all manner of crueltyes euer untill the latter end of king 
Brian Borowes raigne, by whome they were either Drowned 
or slaine in the Battle of Clontarfe, where himselfe alsoe was 
slaine, & the Danes quite overthrone & expelled out of the 
kingdome. They were most troblesome to this land, & con- 
tinued putting their crueltyes in execution, 219 years during 
the Raignes of 1 2 kings, & still the natives, by all means 
Possible, withstood them during that time. Diuers great 
fleetes & armyes of them arriued in Ireland, one after another, 
under the leading of sundry Great & valiant Captaines as 
Awus, Lir, Fatha, Turgesius, Imer, Dowgeann, Imar of Lim- 
brick, Swanchean, Griffin a herauld, ffynn, Crioslagh, Albord 
Roe, Torbert o'Duffe, Tor, Wasbagh, Gotman, Allgot, Tur- 
kill, Trevan, Cossar, Crouantyne, Boyvinn, Beisson, the 

l Mucksnawe. Mucknoe, a parish his feast was in March. See Col- 
in Co. Monaghan, including the gan's Acta SS., p. 569. 
town of Castleblaney. * D. Moyen. In the barony of 

2 Oa Meith.K district in Co. Farney, Co. Monaghan. Ibid.,^.^2^. 
Monaghan. See Book of Rights, 6 Rathlowrie. Now Maghera, 
p. 148. Co. Derry. 

3 Droym m'awley. i. e. D. mic 6 K. of Connaught. A marginal 
Ua Blae, which was somewhere in note by O'Daly says : ' This A. was 
the barony of Upper or Lower not king of C., but bishop of Armagh, 
Slane. St. Sedna was its patron ; as anno 824 supra? 

f Clonmacnoise. 

Read Daughter, Tormyn m c Keilebaron, Robert Moylann, 
Walter English, Goshlyn, Tahamore, Brught, & Awley K. 
of Denmark & K. of the Land in Ireland called Fingall, 
Ossill, and the sonnes of Imer, Ran ell o'Hemer, Costry Hemer 
Ottyre Earle, and Altyre Duff earle. The aforesaid Cap- 
taines & other armyes Did ouerrunn all Ireland to utter 
Destruction allmost to Both sides. The Irishmen striuing to 
Defend theire Patrimony & Liberties which themselves & 
their forefathers enjoyed, the Danes as a most barbarous, 
Riotous, Proud Tyranicall & ungodly people of Infidles to 
conquer them, & after conquering them using them much 
worse than the Turks doe the Christians now a Dayes ; useing 
theire cruelty with all the Spight and Tyranny that could be 
Devised. There was noe Province, Contry, Teritory, Citty, 
or Principall towen or Good village that had not a Governour 
of the Danes to oversee it, and that by the name of soeve- 
raigne or Lord Dane, which commanded the Place wherein 
he executed his charge in as ample manner as if he had been 
lord and absolute king thereof. As many women as they 
coud Lay hands upon, noble or ignoble, young or ould, married 
or unmarried, whatsoever birth or adge they were of, were by 
them abused most beastly, and filthily, and such of them as 
they liked best, were by them sent over seas into their one 
countryes there to be kept by them to use theire unlawfull 
lusts. They had another Custome that the cheefe Governour 
of them should have the bestowinge ..... 

There was noe creature Living from the smallest chicken to 
the Greatest and full growen beast, 1 but paid a yearly Tribute 
to theire K., noe not soe much as the youngest infant newly 
borne, but paid a noble in gold or silver or the nose 2 from the 

1 J3east.See Wars of the Gae- * Nose. Wars of the Gaedhil, 
dhil, p. 49, and Keating' s H. of Introd. ciii., and p. 51, on the nature 
Ireland, p. 426. of this tax. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 135 

bare bone. If the owner of the house where a Deane would 
lodge, had noe more in the world to live upon but one milch 
cowe for the maintenance of himselfe and his familie, he was 
compelled presently to kill her to make the Dane good cheere, 
if it were not otherwise Redeemed with money or some other 
good Thing to his Likeing. The howses of religion generally 
throughout the whole K.dome were by them turned to be 
Brothell houses, stables, & houses of easment. Yea, the 
sacred alters of God, that saints had in great Reverence were 
broken, abused & cast down by them most scornfully, 1 Pagan- 
like and wickedly, to the great Grief of all Christian people. 
The great Tamberlane, called the scorge of God, could not be 
compared to them for Cruelty, Couetousness, & Insolency. 

Neale Caille son of king Hugh Orney began his reign 
after the Death of K. Connor, and raigned 16 yeares. After 
whose Raigne the most part of the kings that were in Ireland, 
untill K. Bryan Borowes tyme had no great Profitt by it but 
the bare name, yet they had kings of their own that paid 
intolerable tribute to the Danes. King Neale & Murrogh of 
Ulster gave an overthrow to the Danes of Derycalgie. 2 

830. Clondalkan was preyed, & spoyl'd by the Danes. 
Ceallagh m c Bran gave an overthrow to the clergy of Kildare 
within their one house, where there were manye & an infinite 
number of them slaine on Saint John's day in harvest. 3 
Felym m c Criowhaine killed & made a great slaughter upon 
the clergy of Clonvickenois & burnt & consumed with fier all 
Clonvickenois to the very Doore of the church, & did the like 
with the clergy of Dorow to theire very Doore also. Dermott 
mcTomalty king of Connaught died. Owen Manisdreagh 4 
abbott of Ardmach and Clonard, and .... rick 5 abbesse of 

1 Scornfully. For the causes of 3 St. John's day in harvest. The 

the hatred of the Christian religion feast of the Beheading of St. John 

shown by the Danes, see Haliday's Baptist, August 2gth. 

Danish Kingdom of Dublin, p. 9. 4 O. Manisdreagh. i.e. of Mon- 

8 Derycalgie. This was the asterboice, in Louth, where he was 

ancient name of Deny. See Ord- lector. 

nance Survey of the Parish of 5 . . . rick. Affrick. See A. of 

Templemore, p. 17. Ulster, i. 333. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Kildare died. Ceallagh m c Bran king of Leinster, and Cynay 
mConyng prince of Moyvrey, and Dermott m'Conyng King 
of Teaifa died. Twachar B. & scribe of Kildare died. 
Gleandalogha was ransacked & preyed by Danes. Ceallagh 
m'flynnaghty abbott of Killehy died. 

832. King Neale prepared an army & went to Leinster 
where he ordayned Bran mFoylan king of that province. 
K. Neale preyed & spoyled all Meath to the house of Moyle 
Conoge prince of Deluinn Bethra now called mcCoghlans 
contry. Comasgach mEnos abbott of Clonickenois died. 
Femes and Clonmore 1 of Moye were ransacked & spoyled by 
the Danes. Fiegann mTorvie of Louth died in Pilgrimage 
in Clonvickenois, whose son Owen mTorvey remayned in 
Clonn aforesaid, of whome issued the familye of Conn 
mboght & Muintyr Gorman, they are of the O'Kellys of 

833. Sayrgus o'Kenny abbot of Dorow died. Felym 
mCriowhayne tooke the church of Kildare on forrannan 
abbot of Ardmach and substitute of St. Patrick & therein 
committed outrages. The church of Gleandologha was burnt, 
& the church of Kildare ransacked by the Danes. The Danes 
upon the nativity of our Lord in the night entred the church 
of Clonmore Moyoge 2 and there used many crueltyes, killed 
many of the clergie, & tooke many of them captives. There 
was abundance of nutts & akornes this year, and were soe 
plenty that in som places where shalow Brookes runn under 
the Trees men might goe drye shod, the waters were soe full 
of them. The Danes this year harried and spoyled all the 
province of Connaught, and confines thereof outrageously. 

834. A fleet 3 of 60 sailes was on the River of Boyne by 
the Danes, & another of 60 on the river of Liffie, which two 
fleetes spoyled & destroyed all the borders of Liffie and 
Moybrey altogether. Moybrey gave an overthrow to the 

1 Clonmore. In the barony of 2 Moyoge. i. e. Clonmore Mae- 

Ferrard, Co. Louth. It is called of dhog, six miles E. of Tullow, Co. 

Moy, because it was in Magh Carlow. 

Breagh. a f^leef. All our annalists speak of 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 137 

Danes in Mogorne, 1 where there were 120 of them slaine & 
killed. The o'Neales gave a great overthrow to the Danes 
at Inver ne marke, 2 where they were pursueing them from 
S.ynan to the sea, and made such slaughter on them, that 
there was not such heard of in a long space before, but the 
chiefest Captaine of the Danes escaped. Iniscealtra and all 
the Islands of Logherny were taken, spoyled and ransacked 
by the Danes. Clonvickenois and Dauinis were alsoe spoiled 
by them, & banished out of their howses. Felym m c Criowhayne 
made havock and spoile of the race of Carbry Crom. 3 Saxolve, 
chiefs of the Danes, was killed by those of Kyannaghta. 
There was an overthrow and slaughter of them at Carneferay,* 
another at Ffear 5 and another at Easrow. The first taking 
and possession of the Danes in Dublin was this year 834. 
Cahall m"Moresse m c Tomallty K. of Connaught, Died. 

835. There was a great meeting between king Neale & 
Felym mcCriowhayn, at Clonconrie Tomayne. 6 St. Dochat 7 
B. and Anchorite, died. The Danes gave a great battle to 
the Connaughtmen, where Moyledwyne m c Morgissa was 
killed with many others. Brann mFoylan K. of Leinster- 
men Died. Felym mCriowhayne went over all Ireland, and 
was like to depose the king and take the kingdome to 

836. Moriegh mEahagh, king of Ulster, was killed by 
his one brothers Hugh and Enos, and Hugh mEahagh, 
was killed by Mathew mMoriey. The Danes made a fforte, 
and had shipping on Logh Neaagh of purpose and intent to 
wast and spoyle the north from, thence, and did accordingly. 

this 'fleet,' by which the Danes pene- Many in the middle of the 6th 

trated into the heart of the country ; century. 

but under the date 836. 4 Carneferay. Perhaps Carn- 

1 Mogorne. This is probably earny, in the parish of Connor, Co. 
Mughdorna Breagh, in east Meath. Antrim. See p. 32, antea. 

2 Inver ne marke. Rath-inver, 5 Ffear.W. conjectures Fearta- 
the mouth of the Bray river. So fear-feig, on the Boyne, near Slane. 
O'Donovan'mnotetoAnnatsftM., * C. Tomayne. Now Cloncurry, 
i. 455 ; but in the index he says it in north Kildare. 

is in Munster. 7 St. Dochat In the A . of Ulster 

3 C. Crom.H.& was chief of Hy he is said to be of Slane, i. 341. 

138 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Fearnes and Corcky more 1 were burnt by the Danes. Reagh- 
lawra, abbot of Leih 2 in Connaught, dyed. 

837. Louth was destroyed by the Danes of Loghneagh 
and lead with them many Bushopps, Prelates, and Priests 
captives from thence, & killed many others. Flodricus,* 
emperour & king of France, died. Ardmach, the town 
church & all, was burnt by the Danes, ffelym m'Criowhayn, 
king- of Munster, preyed and spoyled all Mealh and Moybrey, 
and rested at Taragh. Kenny m c Cosgray prince of Brawnie 
in the country of TeafFa was killed. Joseph of Rossemore, 
B., scribe, and venerable anchorite Died ; he was abbot of 
Cloneois and other places. Orhanagh 4 B. of Kildare died. 

838. The Danes continued yett in Loghneaagh practizing 
their wonted courses. They had forte at Lynndwachal, 5 from 
whence they destroyed all the temple & church lands of the 
contry of Teaffa. They had another fort at Dublin, from 
whence they did alsoe destroy the lands of Leinster and of 
the o'Neales of the South to the mount of Slieue Bloome.' 
Felym m c Criowhaine came with a great armye to Logh 
Carman alias Weixford, & there was mett with king Neale 
and another great armye. Cloneyneagh was destroyed by the 
Danes, and the clergie of Clonard quite Distroyed or banished 
out of the same, and for the most part killed. St Moyle 
Dihriv 7 called the Sage, anchorite of Tirrdaglasse died. 
This St. made many prophesies. 

839. The Danes continued in Dublin this year and the 
Danes of Lynndwachill preyed and spoyled Clonvickenois, 
Birre, and Sayer. Morain m c lnreaghty, 8 B. of Clochar was 
killed by the Danes. There was a fleet of Normans at 

1 Corcky more. i.e. the great lin, 5 miles north-west of Dromore, 
morass, now Cork. Co. Down. 

2 Leih. See p. 119, antea. *S. Bloome. The range of moun- 

3 Flodricus. i. e. Ludovicus, tains on the north-west boundary of 
Louis le Pieux, who died in Queen's Co. 

^40. i St. Moyle Dihriv. He is not 

4 Orhanagh. He was bishop of mentioned in the Mart, of Done- 
that See from 883 to 840. See gal. 

Ware's Bishops, p. 383. * M. mInreaghty.1.}\t date of 

5 Lynndwachal. Now Maghera- his succession to the See is not 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 139 

Lynnrosa 1 upon the river of Boyne, another at Lynsoleagh 2 
in Ulster, and another at Lyndwachill aforesaid. Keowan 
abbot of Lyndwachill was both killed and burnt by the 
Danes, and some of the Irishmen. Disertt Dermott 3 was 
destroyed by the Danes of Keyle Usge. 4 Dinngall mFerall 
prince of Ossory died. Kennety 5 and Clonvickenois were 
destroyed and burnt by the Danes. Mugron m c Enos prince 
of AfFaille died. 

840. Comsowe m c Dyrero, and Moynagh m c Sachaday two 
Bushopps & two anchorites died in one night in Desert 
Dermott. Fergus mJohie K. of Connaught died. Donchann 
m c Moyletoyly, scribe and anchorite, Died in Italy. Moyle 
Rony m c Donnogh K. of Meath died. 

841. Ron an, abbott of Clonvickenois, died, and Brickny 
abbott of Lohra. Clonfert was burnt by the Danes of Loghrie. 
Carbry m c Cahall king of Leinster died. 

842. Forannan, abbott of Ardmach, was taken 6 captive by 
the Danes at Cloncowardy, 7 together with all his familie, 
rilickes, & books, and were lead from thence to their shipes 
in Lymbrick. Dunn Masse 8 was assaulted & destroyed by the 
Danes, where they killed Hugh m c Duffe, Dachrich, abbott of 
Tyredaglasse and Gloneynagh, and alsoe there killed Keher- 
nagh m c Comasgagc, old abbott of Killdare. Turgesius Prince 
of the Danes, founded a strong force on Loughrie, from whence 
Connaught and Meath were destroyed, burnt Clonvickenois, 
Clonfert, Tyrdaglasse, Lothra, and withal theire churches and 
houses of religion. King Neale gave a great over throw to 
the Danes in the plaines of Moynith. Donnogh mSolowann 

known. See Ware's Bishops, p. 6 Kennety. Ten miles E. of Birr, 

178. King's Co. 

1 Lynnrossa. The name of the - 6 Taken. See Keating's H. Oj 
part of the Boyne near Rosnaree. Ireland, p. 428. 

2 Lynsoleagh. - Perhaps Lough ' Cloncowardy. - Now Colman's 
SwiHy Well, in the barony of Upper Con- 

nello, Co. Limerick. See Wars of 

D. Dermott. - Now Castle- the Gaedhi i t civ . 
dermot, in Co. Kildare. * D j^^.Dunamaise, 3 miles 

4 K. Usge. i.e. narrow water, E. of Maryborough. Later it was 
between Newry and Warrenpoint. the stronghold of the O'Mores. 

140 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

and Flann m c Moyleroyrie were preyed by Moyle Seachlynn 
m c Moyleroye and afterwards drowned him. The Danes of 
Dublin founded a forte at Clondewer 1 and spoyled Lis- 
Keilleachie 2 and executed martiredom therein upon Nwadat 
m c Segenye. Bressall m c Angne, abbot of Killnamannagh, 

843. Cahall m c Aillella K. of Munster and Ferdoronagh 
the sage and venerable scribe of Ardmach, died. This yeare 
king Nealle Kailly died at Kallen 3 in Mounster. All the 
Termynlands belonging to St. Queran were preyed and 
spoyled by Felym mCriowhainn without respect of place, 
saint, or shrine. 

844. After his returne to Munster ye next year, he was 
avertaken by a great disease of the flux of the belly, which 
happened in this wise. As king felym (soone after his return 
into Mounster) was takeing his rest in his bed, St. Queran 
apeared to him with his habitt and bachall, or pastorall 
stafe, & there gave him a push of his Bachall in his belly 
whereof he tooke his disease and ocation of Death, and 
notwithstanding his great iregularity and great desire of 
spoyle he was of sum numbered among the scribes & 
anchorites of Ireland. He died of the flux aforesaid A 

847. Moylseaghlinn m c Moyleronie of the race of the 
o'Melaghlinns of Meath, suceeded after K. Neale in the 
kingdom, and raigned 17 years. Olchover king of Cashell 
did overthrow the Danes in a battle in Mounster, where he 
slew 1 200 of their best men. 

848. King Moyleseaghlin did overthrow them in the 
battle of ffarcha. 4 ifarannan and Dermott were Primates of 
Armach in his time one after another. King Moyleseaghlin 

1 Clondewer. It is written in the 3 Kallen. Now Callan, 12 miles 
Annals F. M., cluana an Dobhair. south-west of Kilkenny. The pro- 
There is a parish called Tubber, near vince of Munster extended formerly 
Clara, King's Co. to Gowran. See Keating' s H. of 

*Lis-Keilleachie. NowKilleagh, Ireland, p. 59. 

5 miles S. of Tullamore. See p. 84, * ffarcha. Farach, near Skreen, 

antea. Co. Meath. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 141 

Died in the 2 nd of the kalends of December anno Domini 


863. Hugh Finliah of the Clanna Neales of the North 

succeeded and raigned 14 years, & at last died at Driwym- 
koylinn. 1 In this king's time it Raigned blood. Fehyn was 
primate 2 of Armach. Because I shall not let slipp that Great 
and nottable act done by Moyleseaghlin m c Moyleronie unre- 
lated, you shall know that upon som occation given by the 
Munstermen hee prepared a huge army and went to Mounster, 
and there in one day burnt all the countreys therein, which 
was in the nth year of his reign. 

862. Hugh mNeale, king of Ireland, did put out the 
eyes of Lorcan mCahill, king of Meath. Awley prince of 
the Danes killed Connor m c Donnogh king of half Meath. 
Owen Britt, 3 B. of Kildare, scribe, anchorite, and a venerable 
worthy old man of the age well nigh of 116 years, died. 
Kearmott mCahassy, cheefe of Corckbaskyn, was put to 
Death by the Danes. 

863. There was an eclipse of the sun and moone in 
January this year. Keallagh m c Ailealla abbot of Kildare 
and Hugh, died in Pictland. The Welshmen were banished 
by the Saxons from out theire one contry this yeare. 
Machenie, 4 Bushop of Leighlynn, died. 

864. Awley and Hushe, the 2 princes of the Danes with 
all their forces went to Pictland and there spoyled the contry 
and brought from thence hostages in sign of subjection A.D. 
871. King Hugh assaulted a fort the Danes had in Orear 
Anoghlae between Tire Owen and Dalnarie, 5 and from thence 
tooke all theire Jewels, cattle, and goodes, together with a 
great number of their captives, and also made a great 
slaughter upon them to the number of 240 of theire heades 
were taken. 

1 Driwymkoylinn. Drumiskin, Ibid., p. 383. 

near Castlebellingham, Co. Louth. * Machenie. It is not known how 

2 Primate. From 852 to 874. So long he was Bishop. 

Ware, Bishops, p. 45. 5 Dalnarie. This tribe inhabited 

3 O. Britt. He seems to have south Antrim and a great part of 
occupied the See from 840 to 862. Down. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

865. Moyledwin m c Hugh Prince of Aileagh died among 
the clergie after that he had entered religion, of a long and 
griveous disease. Rovartagh of ffynglas, B. and Scribe, and 
Conell of Killskry, 1 B. died. Cosgrach of Tehille, scribe and 
anchorite, Cormack o'Liahan, B. and anchorite, and Egechar, 
abbot of Coynrey and Lyneally, died. Husey, third prince 
of the Danes, was murthered by his owen bretheren. There 
was a battle fought at York in England between the Saxons 
and Danes, where Allie king of the north Saxons was slaine. 
Donawley 2 at Clondalkan was burnt and destroyed, Goyheynie 
o'More and Moylekearan mRonane took with them 100 
heads of the cheefest Danes dwelling there. 

866. Ceallagh m c Comaski, abbot of Fower, a sage and 
witty young man, died. Cormac, abbot of Clonvickenos 
died. Daniel abbot of Gleandalogha and Key man m c Dalye, 
abbot of Dowleeke, died. King Hugh o'Connor m c Teige 
King of Connaught, gave a great battle to the o'Neales of 
Moybrey, Leinstermen, and Danes, where Flann m c Conying 
prince of all Moybrey, and Dermott m'Ebergell, prince of 
Loghggwar with many of the Danes were slaine. 

867. Moylekieran m c Ronan, a hardy Champion of the 
west of Ireland, & a great destroyer and resister of the Danes, 
was killed. Awley burnt Ardmach and therein burnt 1000 
persons and tooke captives with a great booty. Dubtactus 
alias Duffagh mMoyletoylye, the most learned Doctor and 
Latinizer of all Europe died. 

868. Swarleagh, B., anchorite, and abbot of Clonard, 
a famous and learned doctor of divinity died. King Hugh 
distroyed and wasted all Leinster from Dublin to Gowrann. 
Dalagh m'Mortaugh (of whom Sile Daly 3 ) prince of 
TireConnell was killed by some of his owen Race. 
Dermot mDermott killed one before the King's gate in 
Armagh. Geran mDichosta, abbot of Sayer, Dermott, 

1 Killskry. Kilskeer, six miles 3 S. Daly. Dalach was eighth in 
south-west of Kells, Co. Meath. descent from Conall Gulban. By 

2 Donawley. A little to the east this name the O'Donnells were 
of Clondalkin. A small Anglo- designated. See the Life of Hugh 
Norman castle stands on the site. Roe O'Donnell, xii. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 143 

abbott of ffearnes, Domdahoile, abbot of Leyhmore Mochoe- 
uoy in Clonvey in Connaught, and Moyledor, anchorite and 
abbot of Dawinis, died. Moyleseaghlin m c Neale, king of half 
Moybrey, was treacherously killed by a Dane called Uwlfie. 

869. Donell mMoregan, K. of Leinster, died. Cahallann 
m'Carbry prince of Affalie died. Scannall, 1 B. of Kildare, 

870. Tuylelaidh, abbesse of Kildare, died the 4th of the 
Ides of January, the loth of the Moone. There was a child 
born at Crewlasragh this yeare, who was heard to call upon 
God by distinct wordes saying good God in Irish, being 
but of the age of two months. Moriegh m c Broym K. of 
Leinster and abbot of Kildare, died. Fiaghna, king of 
Ulster, was killed by some of his owen familie. Kildare was 
preyed and spoyled by the Danes, and from thence took 
Swynie mDuff davorean, the old abbot with 280 of his 
clergie and familie captives with them. 

871. Moylemorey a learned poett and the best historio- 
grapher of Ireland died. Aidann mReaghtay abbott of 
Roscere died. Saint Moylerrwayn abbot of Dysart Dermot, 
Killeaghie, and Tihellie, died. He prophesied many things. 
The Connaughtmen committed a great slaughter upon the 
Danes of Lymbrick. Colga m c Connagann abbot of Kyn- 
netty, the best and elegantest Poet in the kingdome, and 
their cheefest chronicler, died. 

872. Moylecova abbot of Ardmach, Cowchongalt, abbot 
of Clonard, and Donnogh mDuffdavoreann, king of Cashell, 

888. The Danes of Dublin gave a great overthrow to 
Flann m c Moyleseaghlyn where Hugh m c Connor, K. of 
Connaught, Lergus m c Cronenn B. of Kildare, Donnogh 
m c Moyledwyn, abbott of Kyllealga, and many other noble 
men were unfortunately slain. Juffrie m c lwer, Prince of 
the Normans, was unhappiliy murthered by his owen 

1 Scannall He was bishop from name in the Mart, of Donegal^ 

880 to 884. There is a saint of this whose feast is on June 2;th. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

897. Flann mMoyleseaghlyn (of the o'Melaghlins of 
Meath) succeeded king and raigned 33 years. Hee had all 
the pledges and hostages of Ireland, which hee did lett goe 
at his pleasure, & tooke again by force. Lann, daughter of 
Dongalie, was then king of Osseryes mothers name, and 
Kennydy m c Goyhinn lord of the contry of Lease. This 
same Kennedy broke dowen Donn Awley beside Dublyn 
(Awley himself being the cheefest Dane in Ireland and then 
dwelling within that town) now it is called Clondalkan ; 
hee killed many of his men and chased himselfe to the 
citty of Dublin. There was a great overthrow given to the 
Munstermen at Beallaghmowna, 1 (by those of Leih Conn 
and Leinstermen Anno 900, where Cormack mCuilleanann 
king of Mounster, and arch-bishop of Cashell was pittifully 
slaine by the hands of a cowheard. Fohortagh m'Swyny 
prince of Kerry and Cork, Ceallagh nrKervill prince of 
Ossery, Ailleall m c Owen, prince of Corck, Mullmory prince 
of Rathlim, and Mullmory, prince of Kierry Lwachra, 2 were 
therein slaine. Flann mMoyleseaghlinn, king of Taragh, 
Cearvell m c Moregan king of Leinster, and Cahall m c Connor, 
king of Connaught, were victors. 

goi. Cervell m c Moregan, king of Leinster, and Cahall 
m c Connor were deceitfully killed. It is thought that he was 
so killed by Murtagh O'Neale Anno Dni 909 by Danes. 
O'Leihlovar prince of Dalnarie died. Rwadan B. of Lusk 
died. m c Rwaragh king of Brittans, died. King Flann and 
Colman Conelleie this yeare founded the church in Clon- 
vickenos called the church of the kings. 

902. King Flann accompanied with the princes of 
Ireland, his owen sonns, gaue a great battle to the Brenie- 
men, wherein were slain Flann m'Tyrnie, prince of the 
Brenie, with many other noblemen of his side. Wallaghan 
m'Cahall prince of Aifalie was killed. A strange thing fell 
out this year, which was two sunns had their courses 

1 B. Mowna. Three miles N. of H. of Ireland, p. 441. 
Carlow. A detailed account of the 2 K. Lwachra. The district 
battle will be found in Keating*s about Castleisland. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 145 

together through out the space of one day which was in 
the pride 1 of the Nones of May. 

903. Fohartagh m c Kelly prince of o'MacWais, died. 
Dowlen m c Carbry, king of Leinster, died. Donnell sonn of 
king Hugh prince of Aileagh, died. 

904. Cearnachann m c Dowlegen comitted great outrages 
in Armach, took one of the house captive to the poole beside 
Armach called Loch Kirre, there killed the captive, soon 
after Neale m c Hugh (surnamed Neale Glunduff) took the said 
Kearnachan and drowned him in the same logh for abuseing 
the town dedicated to St. Patrick. Edulfe King of the north 
Saxons died. King Flann died at Kinneigh of the familie of 
Cloone on Sunday the 8th of the Calends of June Anno Dni 
912. Some say he raigned 36 years, others say 33 onely. 

905. Neale mHugh gave a battle to the Connaughtmen, 
where Moylecloiche mConnor with a great many Connaught- 
men were slain. Moilmarie, daughter of king Kenneth 
m c Alpin, king of Scotland, died. Neale Glunduffe was king 
three years and was married to the lady Gormphley, daughter 
to king Flann, who was a very faire, vertuous, and learned 
damozell, was first married to Cormack m c o'Cuillennann king 
of Mounster, secondly to king Neale, by whome she had issue 
a sonn called prince Donell who was drowned, upon whose 
death she made many pittifull and learned dittyes in Irish, 
and lastly shee was married to Kervell m c Moregan king of 
Leinster, after all which royall marriages she begged from 
doore to doore, forsaken of all her friends and allies, and 
glad to be relieved by her inferiours. 

910. Flathvertagh raigned king of Cashell. There came \ 
new supplyes of Danes this year and landed at Waterford. j 
Enos mFlaynn m'Moyleseaghlim prince of Ireland died an 
immature death. Donell m Hugh prince of Aileagh died. 
Corck, Lismore, and Achaboe were spoiled preyed and 
ransacked by the Danes. Cobfath daughter of Duffe Dowen, 
abbesse of Kildare, died. Moylebarryn priest of Clonvickenos 
died. Anoroit mRwaragh king of Brittons died. 

1 Pride. i.e. pridie, the day before. 

I/ i6 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

9 ! 7 . The faire 1 of Tailten was renewed by king Neale. 
King Neale accompanied with all the forces of Ireland, 
Meath, and Moybrey, went to Mounster where he lost diuers 
of his armye, amongue whome Doncwan mFlannagan prince 
of the land of Teaffa, was accompted. Dublin was taken by 
the Danes, in despight of the king and all his forces. 
Moreann, daughter of Swart, abbesse of Kildare, died on 
Monday the 6 th of the Calends of May. Adalvleih Queen of 
the Saxons died. Eihinge, daughter of king Hugh m c Xeale 
Queen of Moybrey, & More daughter of Kervell m c Dongaille 
died penitently. She was Queen of Leinster. Hugh m c Flinn 
o'Melaghlyn, had his eyes put out by his owne brother, 
Donnogh m'Flynn. 

915. This yeare the great battle 2 of Dublin was fought 
by king Neale Glunduff 3 accompained with all his forces of 
the one side, and Himer and Sitrick with all theire Danes of 
the other side, where king Neale himself, prince Connor 
o'Melaghlyn, Hugh mEoghagan king of Ulster, Moylemihil 
m c Flannagan prince of Moybrey, Moylecriny o'Donsynay 
prince of Uriell, Moylecrivie m c Toylegen prince of Torlann, 
Ceallagh m c Fogorty, prince of the South of Brey, Heremon 
m c Kinnedy prince of the race of Manie m c Neale, with many 
other great captives were slaine. 

916. Donnogh m c Fflyn of the o'Melaghlin's of Meath 
began his raigne this year Anno Domini 916 and reigned 
twenty five years. This king gave a battle to the Danes 
where there was such a slaughter committed on them that 
the one halfe of the Danish army was not left alive, there was 
never such a massacre of them before in Ireland, in which 
great conflict Moriertagh mTiernie one of the kings nobles 

l Fatre. Inthe Annals of Ulster, the Annals P.M. the date of it is 

under the date 872, it is said that given October i5th. See Keating's 

'the fair of T. was not celebrated H. of Ireland, p. 453. A large 

without just cause, a thing we have cromlech marks the grave of some 

not heard to have occurred from of the chieftains who fell in this 

ancient times.' battle. Wars of the Gaedhil, 

* Battle. It took place at Kil- &c., xci. 

tnashog, near Rathfarnham. In * Glunduff. i.e. of the black knee. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 147 

was cruelly wounded and thereof died. Relies was altogether 
ransacked and spoyled by the Danes and raced down the 
church thereof. Finchar abbot of Dowleeke, and Scanall 
m c Gorman sage, abbot and scribe of Rossecre, Died. Cormack 
m'Cuilleannann 1 bushop of Lesmore and king of the Desies 
was killed by his owen familie. St. Queran 2 abbot of Dawinis 
died. This is not St. Queran of Clone. 

917. King Donnogh killed his owen brother Donell, who 
was elected to be his successor in the kingdom. Moonagh 
m c Sheil abbot of Beanchor, the best scribe of all Ireland, 
died. There reigned a great plague in Ireland this yeare. 
Godfrey o'Himar 3 was elected by the Danes of Dublin to be 
theire king, whoe imediately spoiled and ransacked Armach. 

918. Teig mFaylan king of the West of Leinster died, 
flannagan o'Riagan abbot of Killdare, and prince of Leinster 
died. Moylepoyle m c Ailleall Bishopp, best scribe and ancho- 
rite of all Leihkoyn, died. King Donnogh went with an army 
to Connaught where in the wilderness of Athlone hee lost 
divers of his army and Kenny mConnor, king of Affallie. 
Indreaghtagh m c Connor, prince of Connaught died. The 
Danes of Limbrick spoiled and ransacked Clonvickenos and 
from thence they went on Logh Rie and preyed all the 
Hands thereof. Fingonie o'Molloy king of Fearkeall, died. 

919. Ligach, daughter of king Flann mMoyleseaghlyn, 
queen of Moyvrey died, and was buried in Clonvickenose. 
Dowlitter priest of Ardmach was killed by the Danes. 
Dedimus o'Foirvhen tanaised abbott 4 of Clonvickenos died. 

920. Two hundred of the Danes were drowned in Logh 
Rowrie. 5 The Danes made residence on Loghrie by whom 
Eghtigern m c fflancha prince of Brawnie was killed. Lorckan 
m c Donnough, prince of Moybrey, died. Cahall m'Connor and 

1 C. m c Cuilleannann. A detailed his brother Godfrey during- an ex- 
account of his reign will be found cursion into Gaul. See Haliday's 
in Keating's H. of Ireland, p. Scand. H. of Dublin, p. 46. 
439. 4 Tanaised a. i. e. appointed in 

2 St. Queran. The Mart, of the abbot's lifetime to succeed him. 
Donegal makes no mention of him. 5 L. Rowrie. The bay of Dun- 

3 G. o'Himar. He was slain by drum, Co. Down. 

L 2 

148 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Edward king of Saxons died. Donnell m c Cahall prince of 
Connaught was killed by his own brother, ffoylan m c Murtagh 
or Morey, K. of Leinster was taken by the Danes, and lead 
captive together with his sonns. 

921. Colman m c Aillealla abbot of Clonvickenos and 
Clonard, a sage doctor, died in his old age. Donsovarke 
was preyed by the Danes of Loghcwan, 1 Kildare by the 
Danes of Waterford and againe by the Danes of Dublin the 
the same year. Mortaugh son of king Neale Glunduff, made 
a great slaughter of the Danes where Aludon son of Godfrey, 
Awfer, and Harold together with 800 Danes were killed. 
Downacha m c Lagerye, prince of Farkeall, died. Moylseagh- 
lin m'Moylronie, arch prince of Taragh died. 

922. Moylbrigitt m c Tornayn 2 or substitude Cowarb of St. 
Patrick and of St. Columbkill and chiefe head of the Devout 
of Ireland died. Sittrick o'Himer, 3 prince of the new & old 
Danes, died. The Danes of Dulbin departed from Ireland. 
The faire of Tailten was held by king Donnogh, & Mortaugh 
m c Neale. MyAuthor sayeth of Mortaugh that he was Membrum 
Iniquum Mobediens Capiti infquo. Cyndealvan mMoylcron 
prince of the race of K. Lagerius, died, of whome the sept of 
Moyntyr Keyndelan. Maceilgi with the sons of Sittrick tooke 
Dublyn on Godfrey. Colen m c Ceally prince of Ossorie, Died. 
Tormair 4 nrAlchi king of Denmarck (is reported to goe to hell 
with his pains) as he deserved. 

923. Bohine abbot of Byrre died. Morgeall daughter of 
King Flann mac Moyleseaghlinn died & old & rich woman. 
Kildare was ransacked by the sonn of Godfrey of Waterford, 
and from thence brought many captives. 

924. Twahall m'Oenagann bushopp of Dowleeke and 
Lusk, sergeant 5 of St. Patrick, died. Cayneagh daughter of 

1 L. Cwan. Strangford Lough. * Tormair. Or Tomar. See his 

Z M. M c Tornayn.He occupied descent in Wars of the Gaedhil, 

the See of Armagh from 885 to 927. &c., p. 266. He plundered and 

See Ware's Bishops, p. 46. burnt Clonmacnoise. Annals P.M., 

3 S. o'Himer. In the Annals ii. 609. 

F. M. he is called lord of the * Sergeant. The word is maor, 

Dubhghoill and Finnghoill. ii. which is usually translated steward, 

617. i.e. manager of the temporals. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 149 

Connannann, queen of Ireland and wife of king Donnogh 
o'Melaghlynn died penitently. Dermott mac Kervall king 
of Ossery died. Inreaghtagh m<Cahallaine prince of Lecale 
died. Donogh mBrenan, priest of Kildare, died. Virgill 
abbot ofTyrdaglass, Keyly m c Scannall cowarb of Beanchor, 
and Cowgall died happilye in Pilgrimage. 

925. The Connaughtmen committed a great slaughter on 
the Danes of Logheirusean. 1 The Danes of Lymbrick resided 
at Moyreyne. 2 Forolve prince of the Danes arrived at 
Loghneaagh. Nwa, bushop of Glandalogcha, and Moylekevyn 
abbot of Tymochwa, 3 died. 

926. The Danes of Lymbrick resided on Loghrie. 
Onchowe priest of Kildare died. Godfrey went to Ossery to 
bannish Himar from Moyerayney. Crommoyle 4 B. of Kildare, 
Ceanfoyle m c Lorcan, cowarb of Cloneois & Clochor, and bran 
m c Colman abbot of Rossecrea, died. 

927. Fortulfe Asalftand was killed by these of Dalnarye 
& by prince Moriertagh mNeale. Swyne abbott of Lynnlere, 
Ferdownagh m c fflanagan abbot of Clonard, Twagarta abbott 
of Keyndea 5 and Moyngall m c Beacan abbot of Dromclewe, 
Died a good and happy death. Enos mcAngussa cheefe poet 
of Ireland died. Dowlih mSealvay abbott of Tymoling, 6 
& Lector of Gleandalogha, died. 

928.--~Seachnassagh, priest of Dorowe, Died. Adalstan 
king of Saxons preyed & spoyled the kingdom of Scotland 
to Edenburrogh, & yett the Scottishmen compelled him to 
return without any great victory. Adulf m c Etulfe king of 
North Saxons died. The Danes of Loghernie preyed and 
spoyled all Ireland, both temporall and spirituall land without 
respight of person, age, or sex, -untill they came to Logh- 

^ Logheirusean. L. Oirbsen, See from 920 to 929. 
now L. Corrib; in Co. Galway. 6 Keyndea. Perhaps Kinnetty. 

2 Moyreyne. A plain in Ossory, 6 Tymoling. i. e. St. Moling's 
the limits of which are not known. house, now St. Mullin's on the Bar- 

3 Tymochwa. Now Timahoe, 7 row, 7 miles north of New Ross, 
miles north - east of Abbeyleix, There are remains of several ancient 
Queen's Co. buildings here. See the Journal 

4 Crommoyle. He occupied this of the R. S. A. I. for 1892, p. 377. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

gawney. 1 M c Godfrey preyed Armach on St. Martyns eve 
from Logh Cwan. Mathew m c Hugh with the forces of the 
five provinces, and Awley m c Godfrey with the Danes of 
Ireland, preyed spoyled and made havock of all places, untill 
they came to Slieve Beacha, 2 where they were mett by prince 
Moriertagh m c Neale who in a conflict slewe 1200 of them, 
besides the captives hee tooke. The Barde of Boyne 3 (cheefe 
of all Ireland for poetry) was killed by O'Neachagh of Ulster. 

929. The Danes of Lymbrick preyed & spoyled all 
Connought to Moylerge 4 of the North and to Bowgna 5 of the 
East. Godfrey, king of Danes, died a filthy & ill-favoured 

930. Cormack m<Mooney abbot of Achyboe, m c Leanna 
abbot of Imleagh-Iver, and Leihmore, were slain by these of 
Eoganaght. 6 Cynay mCorbry king of o'Keansealie, was 
killed by night, by the Danes ofWaxford. The 2 abbotts and 
worthy successors of St. Patrick in Ardmach, Joseph, and 
Moylepatrick, the 2 sages of Ireland, Bushops, 7 anchorites and 
scribes, died. Clonvickenose was preyed by the Danes of 
Dublin and also it was sacrilegiously Robbed, afterwardes by 
Ceallaghan, king of Cashell, and his Monstermen. The 
Danes of Logherney arrived at Loghrie on Christmas night, 
Awley Keanchyreagh, and there remained seven months 
preying and spoiling the borders of Connaught called 
Moyenoye. King Donnough mcFlynn burnt all Dublin. 

931. The Danes of Loghrie, arrived at Dublin. Awley 
with all the Danes of Dublin and north part of Ireland 

l Loghgawney. Now L. Gawna in trict included in the barony of north 

the barony of Granard, Co. Long- Ballintobber, Co. Roscommon. 

ford. 6 Eoganaght. /'. e. the descen- 

2 S. Beacha. On the boundary dants of Eogan, eldest son of Oilioll 
of Fermanagh and Monaghan. Olum, the M'Carthys, the O'Sulli- 

. . - B ~, 7 vans, &c. The residence of the 

3 Barde of Boyne. The Annals , . .-, , , 
j-, ,, !_ <_> -i * king was Cashel. 

F.M too give him this title, but 7 |^^._j oseph , who occupied 
do not mention his name. ., r A u r 

the See of Armagh from 927 to 930, 

^Moylerge. Moylurg, now called and Maelpatrick, who held it for 
the Plains of Boyle. one yea r only. See Ware's Bishops, 

6 Bowgna. A mountainous dis- p. 48. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 151 

departed and went over seas. The Danes that departed from 
Dublin arrived in England, by the help of the Danes of that 
kingdom, they gave battle to the Saxons on the plaines of 
othlyn, where there was a great slaughter of Normans and 
Danes, among which these ensueing captaines were slaine, 
viz*. Sithfrey and Oisle y e 2 sones of Sithrick, Galey, Awley 
ffroit, and Moylemorrey the sonn of Cosse Warce, Moyle Isa, 
Gebeachan king of the Islands, Ceallagh prince ofScottland 
with 30000 together with 800 captives about Awley m c Godfrey, 
and abbot of Arick m c Brith, Iloa Deck, Imar, the king of 
Denmarks owen son with 4000 souldiers in his guard were all 
slaine. Conyng m c Nealle GlundufFe Died. 

932. Connor mMoylekeyne king of AfFalie and his two 
sonns were killed by Lorcan m c Foylan. Killkolyn 1 was preyed 
by the Danes, and led 1000 captives from thence. 

933. Adulston king of England Dyed. The sunn for one 
day apeared like blood untill noone the next day. Aileagh 
was taken by the Danes on Mourtaugh mNeale and himselfe 
taken therein untill he made a good escape from them as it 
was God's will. Ceallachan of Cashell with his Mounstermen 
and Danes harryed and spoyled all Meath to Clonard. 
Congalagh m^Moylemihie gave an overthrow to that part of 
Leinstermen called Gallenges, 2 where 80 persons were slaine. 
King Donnogh o'Melaghlyn and Mourtaugh mNeale went 
over all Munster and Leinster and took their hostages. 
Harald o'Hymer king of the Danes of Lymbrick was killed 
in Connaught at Ratheyney. 3 Neale m c Ferall prince of 
Aileagh was killed by Mortaugh mNeale. fflann, daughter 
of king Donnogh, queen of Aileagh, died. Moylemartan 
o'Skellan Lector of Leithlynn, 4 died. Ceallaghan of Cashell 
made a great slaughter on those of Ossorie. Awley Cwaran 

1 Killkolyn. i. e. Kilcullen. See are given, i.e. Morgallion in Meath, 
p. 126, antea. and the district immediately north 

2 Gallenges. There were several of Dublin. 

districts of Leinster so called. In 3 Ratheyney. Not identified, 

the Annals of Ulster the names of * Leithlynn. Now Old Leigh - 

Gailenga mor and Gailenga beg lin, Co. Carlow. 

! 5 2 7&? Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

came to Yorck, and Blackare m c Godfrey arrived in Dublin to 
govern the Danes. 

9 3 4 . There was such Drouth and Ise over loghs & the 
waters of Ireland this yeare that the Danes went to Inis 
Moghty 1 upon Ice & spoyled and ransacked the same. 
Mortaugh m c Neale with the forces of the North went to Ossery 
and Desies and preyed them. Awley m c Godfrey king of 
Danes died. Ceallaghan 2 of Cashell and his Mounstermen 
gave an overthrow to the Desies, and slew of them 2000. 
They of Affalie, and Kynaleagh killed 1200 Danes. Orlath 
daughter of Kennedy m'Lorcan was queen of Ireland this 
time. Mortaugh m c Neale with the kings forces went to 
Cashell and there took Ceallaghan (that unruly kinge of 
Mounster that partaked with Danes) prisoner, and lead him 
and all the hostages of Mounster and the other provinces of 
Ireland with him, & Delivered them all into the hands of king 
Donnogh m'Melaghlin. 

935. Donnogh B. of Clonvickenose died. ffoylan 
m c Moreay, king of Leinster died of a bruse he receaved of a 
fall. Idvall m'Anoroit prince of Brittons, was killed by the 
Saxons. The 2 sons of Lorcan m c Donnogh were killed by 
Congalach m c Moylemihi. Blacaire nrGodfry with the Danes 
of Dublin robed and spoiled Clonvicknose. Donlaith 
daughter of Moylemihie and sister of king Congalagh, died. 
Donleithglasse 3 was spoiled by the sonn of Randalfe the 
Dane, whoe within a weeke after was killed by Mathew, 
kinge of Ulster. Liahmore in Connaght this yeare the one 
halfe thereof next the water, was granted to Clonvickenois. 

936. Lambert B. of Killmayne 4 died, they of Leihcale 
made a great slaughter of the Danes of Logh Cwann. 
Mortaugh m'Neale upon Shrove-tide sonday at Athfirdia 5 was 

1 /. Moghty. Now Inishmot, in 3 Donleithglasse. Now Down- 

the barony of Slane, Co. Meath. patrick. 

There are remains of the old church * Killmayne. Now a barony in 

of St. Mochta here. south Mayo. 

z Ceallaghan. He was ancestor 6 Athfirdia. Now Ardee in Co. 

of the M'Carthys, O'Callaghans, Louth. On the origin of the name 

&c. His death is set down in the see O'Curry's MS. Materials, p-39, 

Annals P.M. under the date 952. and Joyce's Names of Places, i. 118. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 153. 

killed in Battle by the Danes of Dublin. This Mortaugh 
was son of king Neale Glunduffe, king of Ireland, and was 
surnamed Moriertagh na Gochall Croickeann, which is as 
much to say in English as Murtaugh of the lether Coates, 1 
which name was given him upon this occasion. Gormphley 
(of whome mention is made before) Queen of Ireland and wife 
to Neale Glunduffe after that king Neale was slain in the battle 
of Dublin by Danes and Leinster men, the king of Leinster 

conveighed to his house of Naase there to be kept as a 
monument to keep tablemen in. After the death of king 
Neale, queen Gormpley married the king of Leinster, whose 
name was Kearvall m c Moregan, and upon a time as the king 
Leinster and queen Gormpley were playing of tables in Naas 

Whereupon shebegott somewhat interiorly grieved, concealed 
her griefe for a time, and sent privately to Mortaugh m c Neale, 
who came with a company of Lusty and choice Ulstermen, 
clad themselves with cowhides, and lay in the king of 
Lynsters parcke at Naas neare his pallace in their hides like 
cowes, to the end that the king upon sight of them, would take 
them for cowes, the king after he had gotten out of his bedd 
looked out of the windowe of his pallace, and seeing soe many 
cowes lye couchant in his park, as Mortagh brought men out 
Ulster or the North to be Revenged, and thinking they had 
layne there all night, hee fell in a rage, and went himself 
among the cowes, and was miserably killed. Mortaugh and 
his Ulstermen carried his bones with them to the north, 
and there artificially caused to be made a payer of tables 
of the said kings bones, which for a very long time after was 
kept as a monument in the king of Ulsters house, and of 

1 M. of the lether Coates. An. of Ireland, edited by O' Donovan 
account of his excursion to the for the Irish Archaeological Society 
north will be found in The Circuit in 1841. 

1 54 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

these cowhides Mortaugh was ever after during his life named, 
Mortaugh of the Leathercoates. 1 

937. Flann m c fflynn Prince of Leinster died. Ceallaghan 
of Cashell fought Kennedy m c Lorcan, (this is Bryan Borowes 
father) in the plains of Moydwyne,* where there was a great 
many of Kennedyes side slaine. Iwayre nvMoylegann, Priest 
of Clonvickenois, Died. Dublin was ransackt and spoyled by 
Congalagh m c Moylemihie, these of Moybrey and Broen 
m'Moylemorriey with his Leinstermen, and in burn ing Dublin 
they killed forty hundred Danes, that made resistance to 
keepe the forte, and took away all their jeweles, goods, and 
hangings. Downagh, king of Ireland, died. The king of the 
Danes was killed by the Saxons at Yorke. Congallagh 
mMoylemihie Raigned 20 years. Enos mcDonnogh king of 
Meath died. Blacairey was banished from Dublin and Awley 
. succeeded him to the government. o'Cannann 3 prince of Tire- 
connell went to Moybrey, and there lost some of his forces. 
There were two lightning pillars scene in the firmament this 
yeare for the space of a senight before Allhollantide, which 
shined soe bright, that they gaue light to this whole climate. 
King Congallagh took hostages of all Connaught this year. 
Areaghtagh m c Anfie, cheefe of Calrie, 4 was killed. 

94 1 . Awargin m'Kynaye king of Affalie, Died. Ettymon, 
king of the Saxons, was killed by his own familie. 

942. There was contention seen to be between the foule 
of the seas and the foule of the land at Clonvickenois, where 
there was a great slaughter of Crowes of one side. 

943. Blacaire m c lmer, king of the Normans, was killed by 
king Congallagh and a thousand Danes, and upwards with 
him were slaine alsoe. Ainmere o'Kahallaine, abbott of 
Clonvickenois and of Leackan 5 in Meath, Died in his old age. 

1 Leatkercoates.Qn the origin of to the Life of Hugh Roe O'Donnell, 
this name see ibid., p. 14. xix. 

2 Moydwyne. Not identified. * Calrie. Several districts were 
*OCannann. These and the so called. 

O'Muldorys were chiefs of Tir- 6 Leac&an.Low Leckin, in the 
connell, and were succeeded by the barony of Corkaree, Co. Westmeath. 
O'Donnells. See the Introduction It was founded by St. Cruimin, 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 155 

Gormphly daughter of king Flann m c Moyleseaghlyn and 
Queen of Ireland Died of a long and grieveous wound which 
happened in this manner. Shee dreamed that she sawe king 
Neale Glunduffe, whereupon she gott up and sate in her bedd 
to behould him, whome hee for anger would forsake and leave 
the chamber, and as hee was departing in that angry motion 
(as shee thought) shee gave a snatch after him, thinking to 
have taken him by the mantle, to keep him with her, and fell 
upon one of the beddstickes of the bedd that it pearsed her 
brest, eaven to her very hart, which received no cure untill 
she Died thereof. Colman mMoyle Patrick archDeane of 
Slane was slaine by the Danes. The Danes brought a great 
prey from Dromrahie, 1 and burnt the church thereof, and 
also killed 1 70 men therein. 

944. Flaithvertaugh, son of Mortaugh, mNeale prince of 
Aileagh, was slain by Tireconell. Donnel m c Fynn prince of 
Leinster, died. 

945. Donnogh m c Donell o'Melaghlin prince of Taragh 
was killed by his owen Brothers. Hoell m c Cahall king of 
Wales, died. Scathyne, archdeane of Dorowe, died. The 
steeple of Slane was burnt by the Danes, which was full of 
worthy men, and relicks of Saints, with Keyneachar, Lector 
of Slane. The battle of Moynebrokan, 2 was fought this year 
betweene the Danes of the one side and king Congallagh and 
Irish men of the other side where Godfrey cheefe of the 
Danes was put to flight, and 6000 of his army slaine, and 
Rowrie o'Canan was alsoe slaine therein. Donogh m c Donnell 
king of halfe Meath died. Corjnack o'Haielealla arch-Deane 
of Killcollyn, Died. K. Congallagh preyed west Mounster 
and in pursuit of the prey hee killed the two sonns of Kennedy 
mLorckan, named Eghtygerne and Donnaganis. 

964. Beag nrDonncwan, king of Teaifa, and Kennedy 
m'Lorckan died. This Kennedy was cheefe of all Dalgaisse. 3 

about the middle of the 7th century ; does not determine its position 

his festival was June 28th. further. 

1 Dromrahie. Colgan says this 2 Moynebrokan. Not identified, 

is the diocese of Achonry, but he 3 Dalgaisse. i.e. the descendants 

156 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Godfrey m c Sittricke with the Danes of Dublin preyed and 
spoyled Kells, Downaghpatrick, 1 Ardbrackan, Tullean, 2 
Disart Queran, and Killskryre with many other churches, and 
tooke from them about 3000 captives with many rich bootyes 
of gold, silver, and cloathes, which God soone after did revenge 
on them. Awley was king of Yorck for a year after. King 
Congallagh granted that freedome to Clonard that there 
should never after be cess or press or other charge there- 

947. Connor m c Donell o'Mellaghlin, Constantine mcHugh, 
king of Scottland, and ffeardownagh o'Mooney abbot of 
Clonvickenos died. The pox (which the Irishmen called then 
Dolor Gentilium) ran over all Ireland this yeare. 

948. Malcolme m c Donell king of Scotland died. Dermot 
m c Thorpa, abbot of Lismore, died. Clonvickenos was preyed 
by the Mounstermen and Danes. Eihne daughter ofFerall, 
Queene of Ireland and wife of king Congallagh, died. 

949. Ceallaghan king of Cashell, Reaghtaury, abbott of 
Killeachie and fflanagan m c Alchon cowarb of mNissy 3 and of 
Colman Eala, died. Neale Tolairy, lord of Machair 
Cwickny now called the barronie of Killkenny, 4 Died. Karne 
Itolarge at the side of Loghrie took the name of this man. 
Sayer was preyed by Mounstermen. 

950. Enos m'Conloingsie arch-Deane of Moyvile and 
Enos mMoylebryde arch-Dean of Dowleeke died. Downagh 
m c Egertay (of the o'Kellyes of Brey) B. of Clonvickenos 

951. King Congallagh king of Ireland was slain by the 
Leinstermen and Danes of Dublin, at the Liffieside together 
with divers of his nobles, as Hugh m c Aichie, king of Teaffa, 
Mathew m c Hugh m<=Moylemihye the kings nephewe, and 

of Cas, son of Olioll Olum, from 3 M c Nissy. i. e. Connor, which 

whom Brian Boroimhe was 20th in was founded by' St. MacNissi, a 

descent. disciple of St. Patrick. His feast 

1 Downaghpatrick. Midway was December 3rd. See Annals 
between Navan and Kells. of Ulster, i. 473. 

2 Tullean. Perhaps Tullavin in ^Killkenny. i.e. Kilkenny West, 
Co. Cavan. in Co. Westmeath. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 157 

prince Cormack m c Cahallaine with divers others. Moyle- 
fohartie king of Munster died, and Moylecolumb o'Cananann 
prince of Tireconn ell died. Donnell o'Neale succeeded king 
Congallagh and raigned 25 years. In his time there were 
two great fieldes fought, the one is called the battle of 
Killmoney, 1 the other the battle of Bealayleaghta, 2 where 
Mulmoye or Mulloye king of Munster was killed, and the 
Danes discomfitted by Bryen Borowe, after which battle 
Meath remayned wast and Desolate for the space of 5 yeares 
and without a king. 

952. Tandy mGwyer cowarb of Cowgall was killed by 
the Danes. Twahall m c Awgaire, king of Leinster, Died. 

953. Clonvickenois was preyed by Mounstermen. Dow- 
davorean m c Donell, king of Cashell, was killed by one of his 
owne people. Donnell m c Moylemoray king of Affalie died. 
Moonach m c Cormack abbot of Lismore, and Moonagh, Arch- 
deane of Lothra, Died. 

954. King Donnell m c Mortaugh of the Lether coates 
went to Dalnarie and took hostages of Clanna Rowryes. 

955. There was a great Dearth of cattle this year, and 
many diseases generrally raigned over all Ireland by reason 
of the great frost and snow, which procured the Intem- 
perature of the ayre. 

956. Flathvertagh m c Connor prince of Aileagh made a 
great prey in Dalnarye, and ransackt Conrey 3 & was over- 
taken by the inhabitants of that country and killed by his 2 
brothers Teige and Conn with many others. Iwulfe king ot 
Scotland died. Enos o'Moyledbrie prince of Tireconell was 
killed. Mowgroyn o'Molloy prince of Fearkeall died. Clon- 
vickenois was preyed by those of Ossery. 

957. Godfrey m c Awley mGodfrey a very fair and hand- 
some man died. King Donnell brought shiping on Logh 
Innill. Dowhagh of Disert Kyeran a very merry and jocund 

1 Killmoney. There are two croom, Co. Cork. But see Annals 
places of this name, one in Meath, P.M., ii. 705. 

the other In Westmeath. 3 Conrey. Now Killcomeragh, 

2 Bealayleaghta. Near Ma- near the hill of Usneagh. 

158 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

fellow died. Donnogh m c Ceallachan, king of Cashell was 
killed, fferall o'Roirck was king of Connought this time. 
Ferall gaue an ouerthrow to the Mounstermen, in a place 
between Clonvickenois and Clonfert, neare the riVer of Synann, 
called the field of Rattynie, where there were many slaine 
and immediately after fferall preyed and spoyled all the race 
of Dalgaisse. 

958. Kildare was preyed by the Danes of Dublin and 
tooke many captives, and were put to their Ransome. 

970. Inis Cahie 1 was taken by Bryan m'Kennedy upon 
the Danes of Limbrick, that is to say Imer and his two sonnes, 
Awley and Dowgeann. Awley mIllulfe king of Scotland 
was killed by Kynay mColme. Noyman of Inis Cahie 
died. Moylerwanie god o'Melaghlyn prince of Ireland was 
treacherously slaine. 

971. The scrine of Adawnanus 2 was preyed and 
spoiled by Donnell o'Neale. Bryan m'Kennedy and 
Moylemoye his brother fought a battle against one another 
where Moylemoye was discomfitted and slaine. The Danes 
of Dublyn gave the battle of Bithlynn 3 to the Leinstermen 
where Awgary m'Twahaile king of Leinster was killed, and 
Moreigh mRyan prince of o'Keanseallye and Congallagh 
m c Flinn prince of Ley 4 and Riched with many others were 
alsoe slaine. 

972. Flann o'Moylemihie Lector of Clonvickenois died. 
Morean daughter of king Congalagh, abesse of Kildare died. 
Donnell Cloin, king of Leinster, was taken prisoner by the 
Danes of Dublin. 

973. Donnell o'Neale king of Ireland, after long pennance 
died in Ardmach and thereof was called Donell of Ardmach, 
because he resided at Armach a long time to doe pennance. 

974. Moyleseaghlyn m c Donell tooke upon him the 
kingdome and raigned 23 years. The first act hee did was 

1 1. Cafa'e.Now Scattery Island, See Reeves' Adamnan, Ixiii. 

at the mouth of the Shannon. ' Bithlynn. Now Belan, near 

^Adawnanus. i.e. St. Adamnan, Athy. 

author of the Life of St. Columba. * Ley. Near Portarlington. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. \ 59 

that hee challended the Danes to battle and gave them the 
battle of Taragh where the Danes were quite overthrone, and 
Randulphe m c Awley and Conawill mGillearrie with many 
other Danes were therein slaine. After which overthrow, 
king Moylseaghlin prepared together a great armye accom- 
panied with Eachie m c Ardgar king of Ulster, went into the 
partes of Fingale 1 and there remayned three nights and three 
days (which was the place of greatest strength with the 
Danes then) untill he compelled the Danes and the rest of 
Ireland to yeeld him hostages, & afterwards proclaimed that 
as many of the Irish nation as lived in cervitude, and bondage 
with the Danes (which was at that time a very great number) 
should pressently pass over without Ransome and live freely 
in their own countryes, according to theire wonted manner, 
which was forthwith obeyed without contradiction, amongst 
which Prisoners Donell Kloen king of Leinster was forced to 
be sett at libertie and also procured from the Danes, that the 
o'Neales of the West shou'd have free libertyes from the river 
of Synan to the sea without Disturbance of Dane or other 
person whatesoeuer. Awley mSitricke king of the Danes of 
Dublin went a pilgrimage to the Island of Hugh in Scottland 
and there after pennance Died. 

975- St. Ancha* B. of Kildare Died an old and holy 

976. Dalgaisse was preyed altogether by king Moyle- 
seachlin and hewed down the great tree of Moyeayre 3 in 
spight of them. 

977. King Moylseachlin & Glen larn 4 m Awley gave a 
battle to Donell Kloen, king of Leinster, and to Iver of 
Waterford, where many of Dpnell Kloen's side were both 
drowned and killed, as Patrick mIver and many others. 
Gleandalogha was preyed by the Danes of Dublin. All 

1 Fingale, The territory along- were inaugurated under this tree, 
the coast to the north of Dublin. See Mr. T. J. Westropp's account 

2 Ancha. He occupied the See of this place in The Journal of 
from 965 to 975. R.S.A. for 1891, p. 463, and 

3 Moyeayre. Now Moyre, near Annals P.M., ii. 715. 

Tulla, Co. Clare. The O'Briens * G. larn. i.e. the iron-kneed. 

j 50 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Leinster to the sea was preyed and destroyed by king Moyle- 
seaghlyn. Donell Kloen did putt out the eyes of Gillekeyvyn 
m c Kenneye. 

97 g. Donell Kloen king of Leinster was killed by Hugh 
mNeghtigerne of the o'Kinsealyes. Hugh o'Dowdy, 1 king of 
the north of Connaught, Died. The three sons of Kervell 
mLorckan preyed the Termynland of St. Kevyn and were 
killed themselves immediately the same day together by the 
miracles of St. Kevynn. Donell mLorckan king of Leinster 
was killed by the o'Keansealyes. 

979. King Moylseachlin preyed and wasted all Connaught, 
destroyed theire Islands and fortes, and alsoe killed and made 
havock of theire cheeftaines and noblemen. Ferall m c Lorckan 
prince of Kenaleagh was killed. 

980. More daughter of Donnog mKeally Queen of Ireland, 
Died. Moylekyeran o'Mayney was cruelly tortured and 
martyred to death by the Danes of Dublin, he was Cowarb of 
St. Columbe Kill. 

981. St. Ceallagh 2 the virgin died this yeare. This yeare 
began the morren of Cowes called in Ireland the Moylegarie 
(TTlaoLsapb). There was such boysterous windes this yeare, 
that it fell dowen many turretts, and among the rest it fell 
down violently the steeple of Louth, and other steeples. St. 
Dunstan arch-Bushopp of England died. Donnogh o'Broyne 
cowarb of St. Keyeran of Clonvickenois, a holy and Devoute 
anchorite, died in pilgrimage in Ardmach. 

982. Gluniarn 3 king of the Danes was unhappilly killed 

r>$fy by a base churell of his one called Colvan. Godfrey son of 

Harold king of Inis-gall was killed by the king of Dalriada 

or Readshankes. King Moyleseachlin gave the battle 4 of 

1 H. a 1 Dowdie. See an account 2 St. Ceallagh. See O'Hanlon's 

of this family in O'Donovan's edition Lives of the Irish Saints, iv. 5. 

of The Tribes of Hy Fiachrach, 3 Gluniarn. He and Maelseach- 

p. 343. They take their name from lin, king of Ireland at that time, 

Dubhda, i2th in descent from were born of the same mother. See 

Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin. Their Haliday's Scandanavian K. of 

territory was the district now in- Dublin, p. 77. 

eluded in the barony of Tireragh, * Battle. This was probably the 

Co. Sligo. battle of Drum da Moighi mentioned 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 1 6 1 

Dublin to the Danes, where an infinite number of them were 
slaine, and tooke the forte of Dublin where hee remayned 
three-score nights, that hee made the Danes that they drank 
noe other drink dureing the said space but the saltish water 
of the seas untill they were driuen at last to yeald to king 
Moyleseachlin his one desire dureing his raigne, which was 
ail ounce of Gold out of every garden and craft in Dublin 
yearly at Christmas to the king, his heirs and successors for 

983. Erard nvCoyssie 1 cheef poet of Moyleseachlin and 
all Ireland died in Clonvickenois very penitently. This man 
for his devotion to God and St. Queran had his residence in 
Clonvickenois, to the end he might be near the church dayly 
to hear mass, and upon a night there appeared an Angle unto 
him that reprehended him for dwelling soe neere the place, and 
told him that the paces of his journey comeing and goeing to 
hearemass dayly would be measured by God, and accordingly 
yeelded him recompence for his paines, & from thence foorth 
mCoyssie removed his house a good distance from Clon- 
vickenois to a place among boggs to this day called the place 
of m c Cossyes house, from which hee did use daily to repaire to 
Clonvickenois to heare mass as he was wardned before by the 
angle. Before m c Cossye fell to these devotions king Moyle- 
seaghlyn of his great bounty and favour to learning and 
learned men bestowed the revenewes of the Crown of Ireland 
for one yeare upon m c Cossye, who enjoyed it accordingly, 
and at the yeares end when the king would have the said 
revenewes to himselfe m c Cossye 'said that hee would never 
suffer the king from thenceforth to have any part of the 
royaltyes or profits, but would keep all to himselfe whether 
the king would or noe or lose his life in Defence thereof. 
Whereupon the king challenged mCossye to fight on horse- 
back, which m c Cossye consented willingly to doe, though hee 
knew himself unable to resist the valourous and incomparrable 
hardy hand of king Moyleseachlin, whoe was computed to be 

by Keating, H. of Ireland, p. 436. is given in O'Reilly's Irish Writers, 
1 M'Coyssie. A list of his poems p. Ixix. 


1 62 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

the best horseman generally in those paries of Europe, for 
king Moyleseachlins delight was to ride a horse that was 
never broken, handled, or riden untill the age of 7 years, which 
hee could soe exactly ride as any other man could ride an old 
tame and gentle horse. Notwithstanding all which m c Cossye 
was of such hope that the king of his favour of poetry and 
learning would never draw his blood, which did imbolden 
and incourage him to combat with the king, and being a 
horseback m c Cossye well provided with horse and armour 
and the king only with a good horse & a staffe without a head, 
fell eagerly to the encounter, m c Cossye desireous to kill the 
king, to the end he might enjoy the Revenewes without 
contradiction ; the king coningly defended himself with nimble 
avoydings and turnings of his horse, feared to hurte m c Cossye 
unttill at last with his skillfulness and good horsemanship hee 
vanquished nvCossye and enjoyed his kingdom and revenewes 
thereof ever after untill Bryan Borowe & his Mounstermen 
tooke the same from him. Hugh o'Moyledorye. prince of 
Tire Connell Died. King Moyleseaghlyn gave a great 
ouerthrow called the ouerthrow of Fordroyne 1 where Daniell 
m c Lurckan prince of Muskery 2 & many others were slaine. 

984. Donnogh o'Konoly Prince of Taragh and next heire 
of the crown was willfully killed by those of Cloynn Colman, 
and Connor mack Kervell. The Island of Logh Kynne, 3 was 
by a great whirlwinde sonk on a sudaine, that there appeared 
but 30 feet thereof unsunkt. 

985. KingMoyleseachlin with an army went into Connaught, 
and from thence brought many captives and rich boottyes, 
such as none of his predecessors neuer brought. During the 
time the king was occupied in Connaught Bryan Borowe 
with his Munstermen came to Meath and there wasted, & 
Destroyed all places untill they came to Logh Innill, where 
the kings house was, in soe much that they left not cow, 

1 Fordroyne. Not identified. 3 Logh Kynne. Now Lough 

J Muskery. M. Tire, now the Hackett, in the barony of Clare, 

baronies of Upper and Lower Co. Galway. It is called L. Kiney, 

Ormond, Co. Tipperary. p. 21, antea. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 1 63 

beast, or man that they could meet withall untaken, Ravished 
and taken away. 1 

986. Twahall m c Moyle Rowa Cowarb of St. ffinian and 
Mocolmocke, 2 a man sage and holy, died. Donnogh 
o'Hughtann lector ofKelles, died. There was great mortallity 
in St. Querans sea of Clonvickenois. Connor m'Keruell 
o'Melaghlin died. Moyleronye o'Kyergie prince of Carbry 
now called Berminghams Contry, 3 died. The two o'Canans 
were slaine, that is to say, the 2 sonnes of Gillicholme, 
Donnell & Flathverthagh. 

987. Moylemorie mScanlan, 4 Bishop of Ardmach, died. 

988. King Moyleseachlin burnt and spoyled all the 
hether Mounster, and overthrew 5 Bryan Borowe and Munster- 
men in the field. Hymer raigned in Dublin after Awley. 
Randolphe was killed by the Leinstermen, Hymer was put 
to flight, and Gittrick 6 was king of Dublin in his place. 
Cynath sonn of Malcolme, king of Scotland, died. Downagh 
Patrick was preyed by the Danes of Dublin and by Mortagh 
o'Konolley, but God revenged the same on Murtaugh before 
the end of the same month by looseing his life. King 
Moyleseachlin tooke from the Danes of Dublin the sword of 
Charles with many other Jeweles. 

989. They of Uriell preyed Ardmach, and tooke from 
thence 2000 cowes, Ardmach was also burnt, both Church 
houses and steeple, that there was not neuer such a poore 
spectacle seen in Ireland. 

990. The Scottish men in battle slew theire own king 
Constantine and many others. Malcolme m c Donnell king of 
the North Wales died. Duffigh mTagaine priest of Clon- 
vickenoise Died. Rory mNeale o'Kannanann prince of Tire 
Connell died. 

1 Taken away. The Annals *B.'s Contry. The barony of 
P.M. give a different account of Carbury, in the north-east of Co. 
this excursion and say ' he did not Kildare. 

take a cow or person, 'but went away * M'Scanlan. He is mentioned 

from thence by secret flight. by M'Geoghegan, but not by Ware. 

2 Mocolmocke. There are five 5 Overthrew. See O' Donovan's 
saints of this name in the Mart, note to Annals P.M., ad ann. 994. 
of Donegal. 6 Gittrick. Or Sittrick. 


The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

99I ._King Moyleseachlin and Bryan Borowe joyned 
together, and took hostages of all the Danes of Ireland, and 
went alsoe to Connaught together, and tooke their hostages 
and jeweles such as they made choyce of. Duffe dalehe 
cowarb of St. Patrick and St. Columbkill in the 73 year of his 
age died, a good devoute sage and holy man. Derie Kalgie 
was preyed and robbed by the Danes. Gillapatrick m c Donnogh 
king of Ossery, died. King Moyleseachlin preyed and 
spoyled Moynoye in Connaught. 

99 2. Donnogh m^Donnell, king of Leinster was taken by 

Sittrick rri'Awley and held captive. King Moyleseachlin 
preyed all Leinster. Kildare was destroyed and preyed by 
the Danes of Dublin. King Moyleseachlin, and Bryan 
Borowe with a great army went to Gleanmannye 1 where they 
were encountered by the Danes of Dublin, in which encounter 
the cheefest Danes of Dublin with theire captaine Herald 
m c Awley and Cwillen mEtigen with many others of theire 
principalls were slaine, 2 after which slaughter king Moyle- 
seachlin and Brian entred into Dublin and fort thereof and 
there remained for the space of a senight, and at their 
departure tooke all the Gold, silver, hanging, and other 
pretious things that were there with them, burnt the town 
and broke down the fort, and bannished Sittrick mAwley 
king of the Danes of Dublin from thence. 

99 3. Bryan Borowe went with great power to the north, 
rested a night at Tailten, and from thence went to Ardmach, 
where hee remayned a senight and offered Tenn pound in 
gold at the alter at Ardmach, and gott noe hostages of the 
Ulstermen. O'Donnell prince of Durlesse 3 was killed will- 
fully by Hugh O'Neale prince of Tireone. Hymar of Water- 
ford died. The Danes returned to Dublin againe and yeelded 
hostages to Bryan Borowe. Flathvertagh o'Kananann, 
prince of Tire Connell, was killed by some of his ownfamilie. 

1 Gleanmannye. Near Dunlavin, the foreigners of Ireland were slam 
Co. Wicklow. The date in the in this battle, p. in. 

Annals P.M. is 998. 3 Durlesse. This was the resi- 

2 Slaine. The Wars of the denceof O'Lynn, chief of HyTuirtre, 
Gaedhil says 17,000 of the best of in Antrim. Its site is not known. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 1 65 

Ulgarg o'Kyerga did put out y 6 eyes of his brother Hugh 
o'Kyerga. Bryan Borowe with a great army accompanied 
with the Danes of Dublin went towards Taragh, and sent a 
troope of Danish horse before them who were met by king 
Moyleseachlin, and slew them all for the most part at Moybrey 
and from thence Bryan went to Ffearty Nevie 1 in Moybrey, 
and after some residence there, returned to his contry of 
Mounster, without committing any outrage, or contending 
with any. 

994. They of the borders of Mounster came to the nether 
part of Meath, and there made a great preye and were over- 
taken by Enos mCarrhie Caiman, who tooke many of theire 
heades. fferall rmConyng prince of Aileagh died. Neale" 
o'Roirke was killed by Tire Connell and Hugh o'Neale of 
Tireowen. Moyle Paile bushopp of Clonvickenois and cowarb 
of Saint ffechyn died. King Moyleseachlin and Cahall 
O'Connor of Connaught made a bridge 2 at Athlone over the 
Synan. Dermott o'Laghtna prince of the land of Teaffa was 
killed by some of his owen men. King Moylseaghlyn made 
a bridge at Athliag 3 to the one halfe of the river. 4 

995. Moylemoye mDowgille prince of Delvin Beathra 
(now called m c Coghlan's country) died. Colume abbot of 
Imleagh died. 

996. Bryan Borowa tooke the kingdome and government 
thereof out of the handes of king Moyleseachlin in such 
manner as I doe not Intend to Relate in this place. Hee was 
very well worthy of the place and government, and raigned 
12 years, the most famous king for his time that ever was 
before or after him of the Irish nation for manhood, fortune, 
manners, laws, liberties, religion, and many other good partes, 

1 F. Nevie. Feartagh, in the three bridges in 1120, at Athlone, 

parish of Moynalty. ' This was the Shannon Harbour, and Dunlo. 

first turning of Brian and the These were probably of wicker- 

Connaughtmen against Maelseach- work hurdles. See Haliday's Scan* 

lainn.' Annals P.M., ad ann. danavian K. of Dublin, p. 214. 

999. 3 Athliag. Athleague, 7 miles 

8 Bridge. The Annals P.M. say south of the town of Roscommon. 

under that Turlogh O'Connor built * River. The Suck. 

1 66 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

hee neuer had his peere amongst them all, though some 
chroniclers of the kingdome made comparisons 1 between him 
and Conn Cedcahagh, Conairey more, and king Neale of the 
nine hostages. Yett hee in regard of the state of the kingdome 
when hee came to the government thereof was judged to 
beare the bell away from them all. At his first entry into the 
kingdom the whole realme was overrunn and overspread by 
the Danes every where, the churches, abbyes, and other 
religious howses were by them quite Razed, and Debased, or 
otherwise turned to vile, base, servile, and abominable uses. 
Most of all, yea almost all the noblemen, gentlemen and those 
that were of any account were turned out of theire landes 
and liveings without any hopes of recovery or future redress ; 
Yea some of the best sort were compelled to servitude and 
bounden slavery ; both human lawe and Godes feare were set 
aside. In summe, it was strange how men of any fashion 
could use men as the Danes did use the Irish men at that 
time. King Bryan Borowa was a meet salve to cure such 
festred sores, all the phisick in the world could not cure it 
else, where in a small time he bannished the Danes, made up 
the churches and religious houses, restored the nobilityes to 
their auntient patrimonies and possessions, and in fine 
brought all to a notable reformation. At lenth in the yeare 
of our Lord God 1007 the 22nd of march being good ffryday 
hee assembled together all his forces to give battle 2 to the 
Danes at Clontarffe, and on the other side Brwader Earle of 
the Island of the Orcades called together and assembled all 
the Danes of Denmark out of all parts and kingdoms that 
owed them any service to that place as Generall and captain 
of the Danes, where there was a bloody battle between them 
fought at Clontarffe aforesaid. Brwader himself with his 
thousand men in shirtes of maile were slaine, the rest of his 
army were both slaine and drowned in the sea. Mulmorrey 
m c Murrogh nVffinn king of Leinster and m c Brogaroann prince 

1 Comparisons. See Wars of this battle will be found ibid., pp. 
the Gaedhil, p. 203. 151-217. See also Keating' s H. of 

z Battle. The best account of Ireland, p. 494. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 1 67 

of Affaile that partaked with the Danes with many Leinster- 
men about them were slaine alsoe in this battle, and of the 
other side king Bryan Borowa sonn of Kennedy m c Lorckan 
then greatest monarch in these partes of Europe, then of the 
age of 88 years, his nephew Conyng m c Don Cwan, prince 
Murrogh his son then of the age of 63 yeares, were killed, 
Terence the kings grand-child, then about the age of 15 
yeares was found drowned neare the fishing wier of Clontarffe 
with both his hands fast bounde in the haire of a Danes head, 
whome he pursued to the sea at the time of the flight of the 
Danes, Mothlae m c Donell mFoylan, prince of the Desies of 
Mounster, Eachy m c Dawny, Neale o'Coyne, and Cowdaylye 
m c Kennedy, 3 noblemen of the kings bed-chamber, Teig 
o'Kelly prince of Imanie, Moyleronye o'Hoynn prince of 
Ayny, 1 Geveannagh m c Dowagan king of Fearnmoy, 2 
mBeachy m c Morreaye, Kloen, prince of Kerry Lawchra, 
Donnell m c Dermott prince of Corka avaiskin, Scannlan 
m c Cahall prince of Eonaght of Loghlyen, 3 and Donnell 
mEvin m c Caynich earle of Dombarr in Scottland, all which 
noblemen with many others were slaine in that battle, to the 
great greefe of the whole Realme. The o'Neales 4 forsooke 
king Brian in this battle and soe did all Connaught except 
Ferall o'Roirch and o'Ferall. The Leinstermen did not 
onely forsake him but were the first that opposed themselves 
against him of the Danes side, onely o'Morey and o'Nolan 
excepted. Moyleseachlin 5 that was late before king of Ireland 
(but at that time but king of Meath) all be it hee fought of his 
side, was his mortall enemie, and therefore for his evill will to 
king Brian, he was content rather to lose the field then win it. 

1 Ayny. Hy Fiachrach Aidhne. deach, who took part in the battle, 
See p. 77, antea. The O'Heynes were not the O'Donnells and their 
were chiefs of it. co-relations, but the descendants of 

2 Fearnmoy. NowFarney, in Co. Lughaidh Mean, king of Thomond. 
Monaghan. See Wars of the Gaedhil, p. 167. 

3 Loghleyn. Now the Lakes of 8 Moyleseachlin. Keating says 
Killarney. The O'Donoghues were he took no part in the fight, though 
chiefs of this district in later present with his forces. H. of Ire - 
times. land, p. 497. See Annals F. M., 

4 O'Neales. The clan Luigh- ii. 776. 

1 68 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Moyleseachlin, after king Bryan was thus slaine, succeeded 
againe king of Ireland and reigned 8 years, dureing which 
time hee fought 25 battles both great and small against his 
enemies, wherein he for the most part had the victory. 
Donnogh the son of king Bryan Borowe, went with an army 
to the west of Ireland, and there killed Cahall m c Donell and 
took hostages of Donell. Teige sonn of king Bryan, and his 
brother Donnogh, feel at debate and were against one another 
in the field where Donnogh had the worst, and Rory mDon- 
nagann, prince of Arie, 1 was slaine. Dowlenn mTwahall 
king of Leinster died. Carbry m c Cahall, and Newman 
O'Seanchin, 2 anchorites, Died. O'Moyledorie prince of 
TireConnell, and O'Royrck killed Donnell m c Cahall and 
destroyed all Connaught and tooke theire hostages. 

1008. Donell m c Duff Davereann brought an armye to 
Lymbrick where he was mett and strongly resisted by Teig 
and Donnogh, the 2 sons of Bryan Borowa with the forces of 
Thomond, where there was a cruell and bloody battle fought 
between them, in the end whereof Donell had the worst and 
lost the field and his life too. o'Neill went with a great 
armye of Meathmen to Leinster, and spoyled wasted and 
destroyed all that province all along to Gleandalogha, and 
killed some of theire gentry. King Moyleseachlin, o'Neale, 
and o'Moyledorie with theire forces went to Dublin, and 
burnt all the houses therein from the forte out, and from 
thence they went to o'Keanseally in Leinster which they 
preyed, harried, and spoyled, and took Divers captives with 
them, among whom Congallagh m c Connor king of Affailie 
was taken, and Gilla Colme o'Hugh prince of Teaffa. The 
king accompanied with o'Neale and o'Moyledorie, went all 
over Leinster, tooke their hostages and constituted Donowan 
m c Dowlen king of that province. Gillechrest m'Neale o'Dowley 
was killed by the king prince of Feartullagh. The son of 
Randalphe m c Hymer of Waterford was slaine by the o'Liahans 
of Munster. 

1 Arie. Now Arra, a barony in north Tipperary. 

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1009. King Moyleseaghlin went into Ulster and tooke 
their hostages. nfLiag 1 arch poet of Ireland and one that 
was in wonderfull favour with -king Bryan died; he was 
named Mortaugh, a very good man. There was a great 
scarcity of Corne and victuals this yeare in Ireland, in soe 
much that a hoope was sold for no less than five groates 
which came (as my author sayeth) to a penny for every 
barren. Eihne (o'Suartes daughter), abbesse of Kildare died. 
Connaught men broke downe Killaloe and Kynkorey (king 
Bryan his manner house) and tooke away all the goodes 

1010. Munster men preyed and spoyled Inis Clohran and 
Inis Bofinny. Dermott o Moyletelcha, cowarb of St Cowgall, 
an old Bushop and learned Scribe died. Enos m c Carry Calma 
prince of Taragh, the joy of Ireland, died. Moriegh Ultagh 
anchorite of Clonvickenos died. 

i on. Broen m c Moilmorrey king of Leinster had his eyes 
putt out by the deceipt of Sittrick. There apeared this yeare 
in the Authumne two shining Comets in the firmament, which 
continued for the space of two weekes. King Moyleseaghlin 
with a great army went to Ferkeall and Elye, 2 where he tooke 
a great preye and through the sturdy resistence of the inhabi- 
tants of the said countrey in defence of theire preyes and 
libertys, Donnell o Kindelan, prince of the race of king 
Lagery, and Cosmy the kings stewarde with many others 
were slaine. Congallach m c Moylemorrey, prince of Leinster, 
was killed willfully. 

1012. All the To wen of Kildare was burnt by a thunder- 
bolt but one house. Sittrick m c Awley of Dublin irreverently 
and without respect made havock of all the things in the 
church of Kelles, and killed many within the walles of the 
said church. The shrine of St Querean was abused by 

1 M'Lzag. See O'Reilly's Irish 2 Elye. This territory included 

Writers, p. Ixx, for an account of the present baronies of Clonlisk and 

his works. Hardiman gives one of Ballybritt in King's Co., and those 

his poems, Irish Minstrelsy, ii. of Eliogarty and Ikerrin, in Co. 

197, and a fragment of another is Tipperary. The O'Carrolls were 

in Wars of the Gaedhil, p. 95. chiefs of it. 

1 70 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Donnell mTuloge, who by the miracles of St. Queran was 
killed within a weeke after. The son of one Caharnagh of 
o'Cassine 1 in the territory of Thomond, fell upon Donogh 
mBrian Borow, and gave him a blow in the head and did 
cutt of his right hand. Donnogh escaped alive, the other 
was killed in that presence. Molemorey nvMoylemoye prince 
of Delvyn died. 

1013. Murtagh o'Carry Calma tooke Molloye or Moyle- 
moy prince of Ferkeall from out the church of Dorowe and 
killed him at Moylena 2 adjoyning to Dorowe. King Moyle- 
seachlin o'Neale, Donnogh m c Brian, and Art o Royrck went 
with theire forces into the province of Connaught, tooke 
hostages there, and Delivered them into the kings hands. 
Kildare, Gleandalogha, Clonard, Aron, Swordes, and Clon- 
vickenos were thoroughly burnt by Danes. Ardmach the 
third of the calends of June was burnt from the one end 
to the other, save onely the library, all the houses were burnt, 
the great church steeple, the church of the Sauall, 3 the pullpitt 
or chaire of preaching together with much gold, silver, and 
books were burnt by the Danes. 

1014. Owgaire m c Aillealla, king of Leinster gave a great 
overthrow to the Danes of Dublin at a place called Deirgne 
Mogoroge 4 where an infinite number of Danes were slaine. 
Cowchoylle mDowleyn, prince of Fertullagh, died. There 
was a shower of wheat in Ossery this yeare. Moylemary 
daughter of Awley of Dublin Queen of Ireland, and wife to 
king Moyleseachlin died. 

1022. M c Kervell, prince of Elye, was killed. Sittrick 
mcHymer king of Waterford, was killed by these of Ossery. 
Flann o'Fagan archdean of Dorow, a worthy sage and holy 

1 O'Cassine. This was formerly Tullamore, in King's Co. 

the territory of the MNamaras, 3 Sauall.Novi Saul, near Down- 
including Quin, Tulla, Cloney, patrick. This was the church 
Doora, Kilraghtis, Templemaley, built by St. Patrick. See Trias 
Inchicronan, and Kilmurry, in east Thaum., p. 72. 
Clare. See Frost's H. of Clare, * Z>. Mogoroge. Delgany, in Co. 
P- 35- Wicklow. In the Annals P.M., ii. 

2 Moylena, Two miles west of 799, it is called Derge Mogorog. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 171 

man, died. There was a great shower of haile in Summer 
this yeare the stones whereof were as bigg as crabbes, there 
was alsoe such thunder and Lightning that it killed an 
infinite number of cattle everywhere in the kingdome. King 
Moyleseachlin m c Donnell m c Donogh king of all Ireland, 
haveing thus triumphantly raigned over all Ireland, and 
his enemies the Danes, died in Croinnis 1 upon Logh Innill 
neere his house of Doone Sgiath in the 43 yeare of his 
reigne in the forth of the noones of September, the Sunday 
next before the feast day of St. Queran in the yeare of our Lord 
1 02 2. The archbushopp of Ardmach, the cowarb of St. 
Columbkille and the cowarb of St Queran being present, 
after hee received the sacrament of extreme Unction, died a 
good death. This was the last king of Ireland of Irish blood 
that had crowen. Yett there was seven kings after without 
a crown before the comeing of the English, as shall be made 
manifest in the ensueing Discourse. 

Now that you may know the kings of the severall races, 
and how many of them raigned since the comeing of St Patrick 
the Apostle into this land, which were in number 48 kings 
Dureing the space of6i5yeares, it shall appeare unto you 
by this table following : 

Saint Patrick came into this land the 4 yeare of the reign 
of King Lagery, in the yeare of the Incarnation 425 as before 
is specified. Dureing the raigne of the said 48 kings there 
Raigned none but the Clanna Neales, except Ailleall Molt of 
Connaught and Brian Borowa for 12 yeares onely, as may 
appear by a cathologue of their names. Of the race of king 
Lagery there raigned but 2 kings viz*. Lagery himself and 
his son Lauthus or Leway m c Lagery. 

Off the of Carbry m c Neale there reigned but i king viz*. 
Twahall Moylegarve. 

Of the race of kingDahye m c Fiaghragh a nephew of king 
Neale of the 9 hostages there Raigned but one viz*. Aileall 

1 Croinnis. An island in the north-eastern part of Lough Ennell, 
a little to the south of Mullingar. 


The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Of the race of Conell Gulban mNeale of Tire Connell there 
raigned 10 kings viz*. Ainmirre, Boydan,Hugh m c Ainmireagh, 
Moylegova, Donell, Connell, Ceallagh, Loyngseagh, Congall, 
and Flaithvertagh. 

Of the race of Owen mNeale of Tyreowen there reigned 
1 6 kings vidz*. Mortaugh, Donell, Fergus, Boydan, Eoghy, 
Colmanrymy, Hugh Oirneagh, Swyne Mean, Ferall, Hugh 
Alan, Neale Frassagh, Hugh Ordan, Neale Kaille, Hugh 
Finlich, Neal Glunduff, and Donell. 

Of the sept of Hugh Slane, son of king Dermot m c Kervell 
there raigned 9 kings. 

Blathmac, Dermott, Seachnassagh, Ceannfoyle, Fionaghta 
Fleaagh, Fogartagh, Cynath, Congalach m c Moylemikie, and 
their ancestor Hugh Slane himself. 

Of the o'Melaghlins of Clann Colman there reigned seven 
kings vidz*. 

Donell, Donnogh, Connor, Moyleseachlin m c Moylerwanie, 
Flann, Donnogh, and Moyleseachlin mac Donell. Of all 
Mounstermen there Raigned but one King since Ireland 
was converted to Christianity that had a crown vidzt. Bryan 
Borowa. Of the race of Conell Criowhan, auncestor of the 
o'Melachlins, & the sept of Hugh Slane there raigned one 
King who was ancestor to both the septs of Hugh Slane and 
Clann Colman, Dermott mac Keruell. Which number of 
kings may be added together thus, 



48 Kings of Irish blood. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 173 


After the death of king Moylseaghlin this kingdome was 
without a king for the space of twenty years : Dureing which 
time the Realme was gouerned by two learned men, the 
one called Cwan o'Lochan, 1 a well learned temporall man 
and cheefe poet of Ireland, the other Corcrann Cleireagh 2 a 
devout & holy man, that was anchorite of all Ireland, whose 
most abideing was at Lismore. The land was Governed like 
a free state, & not like a monarchy by them. There fell a 
great wonderfull snow at this time before the battle of Sleive 

1023, There was an Eclipes of the Sunn aboute noon the 
first of the calends of February. Donell m c Hugh Beag 
o'Melaghlin K. of halfe Meath was killed by the sonn of 
Seannan o'Loogan 3 and by those of Lwynie. Donnogh 
o'Doyne prince of Moybrey was treacherously slaine by 
the Danes & carried over seas. Teige, son of K. Bryan 
Borowa, was unaturally delivered 4 by his owen Brother 
Donnogh to those of Elye o'Karoll, whoe accordingly killed 
him, as was desired of them by his Brother Donnogh. 
Leavelin king of Wales, died. Henry, 5 monarch of the 
world died, and Conrado succeeded him in the monarchy. 

1024. o'Moiledorie gave an overthrow to o'Roirk in 
Connaught near Corann, 6 where o'Roirck had great loss of 
his people. MNeochy 7 of Ulster tooke hostages of the 

1 C. o'Lochan. He was a native of his own brother.' Annals P.M., 
of Westmeath. The A. of Ulster ad ann. 

call him the chief poet of Ireland. 5 Henry. Henry II., Emperor of 

See O'Curry's MS. Materials, Germany. 

p. 9. 6 Corann. At Ath na Croise, 

2 C. Cleireagh. i.e. the clerics, according to the A. of Ulster. 
See the Book of Rights, xlii. The name is now obsolete. C. is 

S S. o'Loogan. He was chief of now a barony in the south of Co. 

Gailenga mora and Linghae, now Sligo. 
Morgallen and Lune in Meath. 7 M e Neochy.i. e. Niall, son of 

* Delivered. 1 At the instigation Eochaidh, King of Uladh. 

1 74 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Danes and caused them to set at liberty theire Irish Cap- 
tives. Ossery and Leinstermen went to Taylchoynne 1 & 
Brought a rich booty of Jeweles and prisoners from the 
Danes. Faghtna lector and priest of Clonvickenos arch 
dean of Ffynnawragh, 2 abbott of Hugh, arch-dean of 
Inenen, 3 and abbot of all Ireland died in Room doing 
pennance. Cwann o'Lochan prince poet of Ireland, a great 
chronicler, and one to whome for his sufficiencie the causes 
of Ireland were committed to be examined and ordered, was 
killed by one of the land of TeafFa, after committing of which 
evill fact there grew an euill sent and odour of the partye 
that killed him, so that hee was easily knowen among the rest 
of the land. His associate Corcran lived yet, and survived him 
for a time after. Dowslany that was first Priest of Arbrachan 
and afterwards prime anchorite of Ireland, died. 

1025. Gearrgeala king of Moybrew was both killed and 
burnt by the South of Moybrey & by Mahon o'Riagan. 
Flaithvertagh o'Neale with his forces of the north took with 
him all the captives of Ireland that were with the Danes. 
Donell God 4 with his forces banished o'Neale over the mount 
of Sleieve ffwaide. Melaghlin God king of Meath Died at 
this time. 

1026. Donnogh son of king Brian Borowa with his forces 
this yeare had all the hostages of Meath, Brey, Danes, 
Leinstermen, and Ossery to himselfe. Flathvertagh o'Neale, 
and the sonn of Moyleseachlin m c Moyleronie with theire 
forces came to Meath, tooke theire hostages, and upon Ice 
entred in upon Innis Moghty, which they bereaved of all 
the Goodes therein. Gearr an Choggan 5 made a great prey 
upon Downagh or Downsoghlin, & was killed himself with 
his two brothers the next day, Etigen and Moriegh. Cowdoly 

1 Taylchoynne. The Tolka river, tioned in the Annals P.M., under 
which passes by Finglas and Glas- the dates 920 and 1024, butO'Dono- 
nevin. van does not identify it. 

2 Ffynnawragh Kilfenora ; 12 * God. i.e. stammering, lisping, 
miles N.W. of Ennis, Co. Clare. It or dumb. 

gives its name to a bishop's See. 5 Q % an Choggan. i.e. the short 

3 Inenen. This place is men- man of the war. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 175 

o'Bearrga, killed Awargin o'Morrey king of Lease. Mol- 
rony o'Moyledorie went a pillgrimage over seas. Roen 
prince of Meath gave three great overthrows this yeare vidz 4 - 
an overthrow to Meathmen, another to these of Brey, and the 
third to the Danes of Dublin, hee was of Cloynn Colman. 
The pavement from the place in Clonvicknois called the 
Abbess her Garden to the heape of stones of the three Crosses 
was made by Breassall Conealagh. 

1027. Teige m c Gillepatricke had his eyes putt out by 
Donnogh mGillepatrick. Donnogh mBrian with his forces 
went to Ossery, where the Inhabitants of that Contry gave 
an overthrow to som of the army of prince Donnogh, killed 
Gara m<=Downay prince of Silanmchie, 1 Donell m c Scanchan, 
nVfflathvertagh prince of Mounster, and Moyleseachlin 
o'Connor prince of Corcomroe, 2 the two sonns of Cowleannan 
m<=Connor king and prince of o'Connell, 3 and the 2 sons of 
Egertagh prince and king of the North of Eognaght of 
Cashell were alsoe killed. Moylerony o'Moldory died in 
pilgrimage. Roen o'Melaghlin robbed the shryne 4 of Saint 
Colume. Richard king of France Died. Sittrick mAwley 
and Donnogh king of Moybrey with their forces came to 
Meath to Leigh Olav, 5 and Moynevillan, 6 and were mett 
and strongly oppugned by Roen o'Melaghlin king of Meath 
whoe gave the Danes the overthrow & killed Donnogh 
o'Doyn, K. of Moybrey, Gillenesally m c Gillekevin, prince of 
Ibriwyn, 7 and afterwards the Danes returned and gave a new 
onsett, & killed Roen king of Meath, with many others. 

1 Silanmchie. i.e. the O'Mad- in 878, to save it from the Danes, 
dens, whose territory included the See Reeves' Adamnan, p. 315. 
barony of Longford, Co. Galway, and 5 Leigh Olav. Now Lickblaw, in 
the parish of Lusmagh, in King's the barony of Fore, Co. Westmeath. 
County. 6 Moynevillan. Not identified. 

2 Corcomroe. In the north of Co. 7 Ibriwyn. Called na Sionna ; 
Clare. their territory lay on the western 

3 O'Connell. i. e. Hy Conaill bank of the Shannon, to the east of 
Gabhra, the barony of Connello, Co. Elphin. See Annals F. M., iii. 86, 
Limerick. for an account of this district, and 

4 Shryne. Kept at Skreen, Co. the map prefixed to the Tribes and 
Meath. It was brought from lona Customs of Hy Many. 

176 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

1037. Dermott m c Moylenemo of Leinster, preyed, spoyled, 
and burnt Lymbrick. Donnogh m c Dowlen king of Leinster 
had his eyes put out by m c Gillepatrick king of Ossery, and 
soone after died for grief. It rained much this summer. 
Conn o'Melaughlin, did putt out the Eyes of Flann 

1038. Flaithvertagh m c Loingsy, Lector and Bushopp of 
Clonvickenois, died. Aillealla o'Gair Lector of Dorow, 
died. The was such an abundance of ackorns this yeare that 
it fattened the pigges 1 of pigges. There arose great conten- 
tion and fray between those of Delvin m c Coghlan & those of 
Imanie in Clonvickenos on St. Querans Day, and fell twice 
the same day to fray, in which strife there were slain 33 
persons of Imanie. 

1039. The steeple of Clonard fell Dowen to the earth. 
Donnagh nvGillepatrick king of Ossery and Leinster Died. 
Leithmanchan 2 was preyed spoyled by these of Imanie 
in revenge of the falling out between those of Imanie and 
these of Devlin in Clonvickenos before. 

1040. The overthrow of Killdrounan 3 given by the Danes 
and m'Brayn to m c ffoylan where m c ffoylan was killed. 
Corcran anchorite of all Ireland died at Lismore, this is hee 
that had the hearing of all the cawses of Ireland. Eghtigerne 
mBroyne, prince of Brawnie, Died. 

1041. Dermott m c Moylenemo 4 was king nine yeares. 
The kings or cheefe monarchyes of Ireland were reputed to 
be absolute monarchyes in this manner : If he were of Leah 
Conn or Cons halfe in Deale, & had one province of Leahmoye 
or Moah's halfe in Deale at his command, hee was counted to 
be of suffitient power to be king of Taragh or Ireland, but if 
the party were of Leahmoye if hee could not command all 
Leah moye and Taragh and with the loppe thereunto belong- 

- i- e - the pigots or rut- of Hy Kinseallagh, and was made 

lands. king of Leinster by O'Neill, who 

2 Leithmanchan. Seep.g,antea. set aside the son of Maelmordha 

3 Killdrounan. Now obsolete. because his father had aided the 

4 Z>. m'Moylenemo. He was king Danes at Clontarf. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 177 

ing and the province of Ulster or Connaught (if not both) he 
would not be suffitient to bee king of all. Dermott m'Moyle- 
nemoe could command Leahmoye, Meath, Connaught, and 
Ulster, therfore by the judgement of all hee was reputed 
suffitient monarch of the whole. Moylebride o'Moylefin 
priest died. Moyleronye mRoen prince of Taragh was 
killed by forriners. 

1042. Flann m c Moyleseachlin God, prince of Ireland, 
was killed by Connor o'Melaghlyn. 

1044. Clonvicknos was preyed by the Mounstermen in 
the absence of Donnogh m c Brian for which Donnogh granted 
to St. Queran & Clonvickenois perpetuall freedom & for forty 
Cowes at that present, and gave his malediction to any 
Mounstermen that would euer after abuse any belonging to 
St. Queran. Clonvickenois was preyed by the o'Ferals, of 
whome a certaine poet made this Latin verse : 

Haec urbs horrendis hodie vastata inimicis 
Quae polls ante fuit Scotorum nobile culmen. 

For which outrages committed upon the clergie of St. Queran 
God horribly plagued them, with a strange unknowen disease, 
that they died soe fast of that infection, that theire townes, 
howses and Derie 1 places were altogether wast without men 
or cattle in soe much that at last they were Driuen to graunt 
in honour of St. Queran the abbye landes of o'Roircks sonne 
and the 12 best sonnes of all the o'Ferals, and a certaine sum 
of money for theire maintenance, which was paid by the Pole 
throughout that country for appeasing the Indignation of the 
saint conceaved against them. 

1045. Clonard was thrice burnt in one weeke. Cahassagh 
cowarb of St. Kevyn died. Hymar son of Harold made a 
great slaughter of Ulstermen in Inispatrick 2 in Rathlyn to 
the number of 300 of them. 

1055. Gorman a venerable anchorite died. Hugh o'Con- 

1 Derie. i.e. their winterages for 2 /. patrick. There is also an 
cattle, perhaps from the Irish dair, island of this name near Skerries, 
an enclosure. Co. Dublin. 


1 78 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

nor made a great prey in- Meath, called the prey of May. 
Gillopatricke king of Ossery, died of Greefe, 

1056. Murrogh, prince of Leinster and sonn of king 
Dermot, made a prey upon the race of Lagery, whoe by them 
was pursued and a great slaughter made of them, for which 
cause the Meathmen spoyled and preyed all Leinster, from 
the mount of Sliew bleanne 1 to Clondalcan adjoyning to 
Dublin, fflann lector, the best learned, & chronicler in 
these partes of the World, died. Odor m'fflynn prince of 
Callrie was killed by Swynie o'Hogan, cowarb of Termyn 
of St. Foychinn. 

1059. Neale o'Moyledorie, prince of Tire Connell, died. 
There arose great contention and warres between Meathmen 
and Leinstermen this yeare that there were many slain of 
Leinstermens side. Connor o'Melaghlin prince of Taragh 
gave a great overthrow to Murrogh m'Dermott king of the 
Danes. There was another overthrow given to the Leinster- 
men in Dorow the same Day by the miracles of St Columekill. 

1060. They of Ely o'Karoll, and o'fforga 2 came to prey 
Clonvickenos, and tooke certaine captives from the place 
called (Crosse na Streaptra) and killed twoo there, a layman 
and a spirituall. Whereupon the clergie of Clone incensed 
these of Delvyn Beathra with their king Hugh o'Royrck 
in theire pursuit, who gave them an overthrowe & quite 
discomfited them, & killed the prince of o'fforga that before 
killed the spirituall man, and alsoe brought their captives the 
next day back againe to the place from whence they were soe 

1 06 1. Hugh o'Roirck, prince of Delvyn mCoghlans 
contry was treacherously killed. Hugh o' Connor king of 
Connaught broke dowen the mannorhouse of king Brian 
Borowo in Kincoro, burnt Killalo, and also did eat the two 
salmons that were in the kings ffountaine or fishpond, there. 
Queran, lector of Kelles, died. 

1062. Prince Teige m c Hugh o'Connor was treacherously 

1 S. bleanne. Slieve Bloom. about Ardcroney, three miles north 

2 O'fforga. This tribe dwelt of Nenagh. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 1 79 

slaine by the o'Flathvertyes. Neale mEochie king of Ulster, 
and his son, died. Gillaerrie o'Moylemihie a rich young 
prince of all Ireland, died. Lymbrick was burnt by king 
Dermott m c Moylenemo, and by Terence or Terlagh o'Brien. 

1063. Donnogh nrOBrian Borowa was king, some say, 
and was soon deposed again (and went to Rome), to Doe 
pennance because hee had a hand in the killing of his owen 
eldest brother Teige m c Bryan. Hee brought the Crowen 1 of 
Ireland with him thither, which remained with the Popes 
untill Pope Adrean gave the same to king Henry the second 
that conquered Ireland. Donnogh m<=Brian died in pilgrimage 
in the abby of St. Stephen the Protomartyre. 

1064. o'Mahon king of Ulster was treacherously slaine. 

1065. There appeared a comet for the space of three 
nights, which did shine as clear as the moone at the full. 
Gillebrwitte, prince of the Brenie, was killed, and Orlaith 
his wife alsoe. Fogartagh ffinn, an anchorite and sage, died 
at Clonvickenos. There was a battle fought in England 
between Harolde and the Normans and Saxons this yeare, 
where there was an overthrow given to the Danes, and a fleet 
of 17 shipps of them killed. This was William the Con- 
queror's abby battle. 2 

1066. Mortagh o'Carhie chiefe poet of Connaught was 
drowned in Logh Colgan. 3 Celeagher Moyornogh bushopp 
of Clonvickenos, died. King Dermot mMoylenamo, and 
Terrence or Terlagh o'Bryen king of Mounster with theire 
forces went to Connaught, where they were met by Hugh 
O'Connor king of that province, whoe gave them a fierce battle, 
where o'Connor Kiery 4 with many others were slain. Soon 
after the Brenie men gaue battle to the said Hugh, & slew 
him therein, Hugh mArt o'Roirck had the victory. 

1067. Murogh o'Bryen prince of all Ireland was killed 

1 Crowen. See Keating' s H. of z L.Colgan. Perhaps L. Caelan. 
Ireland, p. 534. See. Annals P.M., ii. 907. 

2 Abby battle. Battle Abbey, * O' C. Kiery. See an account of 
built by William the Conqueror to this family in notes to the Annals 
commemorate the victory of Hast- F. M., ii. 891 and 1109, and King 
ings over Harold, November i4th. James'' Army List, ii. 325. 

N 2 

1 80 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

by the people of Teaffa for preying them before, whose head 
was buried in Clonvickenos, and body buried in Dorow. 
Donnell o'Melaghlyn prince of Ailleagh was killed by his 
own Brother. 

1068. Cowhagh priest of Killdare, flower of all Leinster, 

1069. Murrogh son of king Dermott king of the Danes of 
Ireland and Leinster under his father died the 2 1 of November 
Anno Dni 1070. Murtagh o'Connor of Aifalie was blinded 
by his own brother of both his Eyes. Moyleronye king of 
Ulster was killed. o'Clohoghan lector of Ardmach and one 
famous throughout the kingdom, Died. Gillebryde o'Molloy 
prince of ifearkall died. Dermott m c Moylenamo king of 
Ireland, Wales, Danes of Dublin, and protector of the honour 
of Leah Coynn, was killed 1 & mangled by Connor o'Melaghlin 
king of Meath with many of his nobles, both Irishmen and 
Danes in the battle of Owa. 2 Dowgill abbesse of Kildare 
died. Murrogh m c Connor o'Melaghlyn, prince of Meath, did 
so overcess the family of Moylekyeran mcCon ne mboght in 
Isillkyeran 3 and the poore of that house, that the steward of 
that familie was slain by them, for which cause Moyvora 4 was 
granted to the poore. 

1070. Terlogh atsTerrence o'Brian Borowe son of prince 
Teige mac Brien Borowa succeeded as king next after king 
Dermot, and raigned full 25 years. Connor o'Melaghlin king 
of Meath and Leahcoyn was treacherously and filthylie slaine 
by his own nephew Murrogh m'fflynn. Meath was wasted 
and destroyed between them. Clonard and Kelles were burnt 
with their churches in one month. King Terrence o'Brian 
did violently take from out of the church of Clonvickenos 
the head of Connor o'Melaghlin, king of Meath, that was 

1 Killed. ' He burned territories date of his death. 

and churches, Granard, Fobhar- 3 Isillkyeran. Near Clonmac- 

Feichin, but Feichin slew him face noise. It is called later on in these 

to face. 1 Annals P.M., ad ann. Annals the hospital of St. Ciaran. 

2 Owa. A territory in ancient ^Moyvora. O'D. suggests Moy- 
Meath. The name is now obsolete, vore, in the barony of Rathconrath, 
The Annals F,M. give 1072 as the Co. Westmeath. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 1 8 1 

buried therein, and conveighed it to Thomond. A mouse rann 
out of the head, & went under the king's mantle, & imme- 
diately the king for fear fell sick of a sore disease by the 
miracles of St. Queran, that his haire fell off his head, and 
was like to dye untill hee restored the said head againe with 
certaine gould, which was taken upon Good Friday, and sent 
back the day of the Resurrection next ensuing. 

1073. Cowhagh, abbot of Disert Dermott, died. Downan 1 
archbushop of Dubline both of Irish and Danes died. 
Ardmach with the churches was burnt. Donnogh o'Kelly, 
prince of Imanie, was killed by his own brother grandchild 
of Connor o'Kelly, at the island of Logh Keylan. 

1074. Louth with the church was burnt. King Terlagh 
o'Bryan with a great army of Meathmen, Connaughtmen, 
Danes, and Leinstermen with all his forces of Mounster and 
Ossery went to the north of Athfirdie to get hostages of the 
Ulstermen, & returned from thence without any with a great 
slaughter and loss 2 of his army in that part. Murtaugh 
o'Brian, son of king Terlaugh, was constituted king of 
Dublin and Danes thereof. 

1075. Murtogh m c fflyn o'Melaghlin that Raigned King 
of Meath but three days and 3 nights, was killed by Awley 
m c Moielan prince of Gailenge in the borders of Leinster. He 
was killed in the steeple of Kells, and afterwards the said 
Awley was killed immediately by Melaghlin m c Connor 
o'Melaughlin by the miracles of St Columb, who is patron 
of the place. 

1076. There was great scarcity of victuals this year. 
The scarcity of victualls continued for this yeare, there was 
alsoe a great persecution of all the houses of religion belong- 
ing to Clonvickenose. The people of Teaffa for envy and 
Deceipt murdered Murrogh mConnor o'Melaghlin. Gille- 
patrick o'Kiergie prince of Carbry, now called Bremynghams 

l Downan. Donatus O'Hainghly, 2 Loss. The Annals P.M. say 

who occupied the See of Dublin Terlagh O'Brien was defeated with 

from 1085 to 1095. See Ware's great loss at Ardmonnan ; this 

Bishops, p. 309. name is now obsolete. 

1 82 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

contry, died. Moriegh o'Nwaat, auntient and sage of Dorow 
died. Gormphlath daughter of o'ffohortie Queen of Ireland 
and wife of king Torlaugh died and bequeathed much cattle 
and a rich legacie on the church for her soule. 

1077. O'Layhen arch prince of Uriell, Connor o'Brian 
prince of the eonaght of Cashell, Donell m^Tiernan prince 
of the Brenie, and Kearnaghan Gott o'Melaghlin young 
prince of Meath were all killed this yeare. Ceallach 
o'Ronow arch poet of Ireland, died. Moyleseachlin 
m c Connor o'Melaghlin came to Teaffa to a place called 
Kwasan 1 in Brawnie, and there made a great prey, and 
tooke captives by the vertue of St. Queran because the 
inhabitants of Kwasan 1 aforesaid robbed the church of Clon- 
vickenos the presedent yeare. 

1078. The people of Teaffa came to the Termynland of 
Killeachie 2 in Affalie and preyed and spoyled the whole 
Termynland, and also killed Gillemorie o'Keyrgie King of 
Carbrey and the sonn of nVffinbarr, chiefe of the o'Giarans 
or Gerans with many others. 

1079. Gillesynata Magawley prince of Calrie was killed 
by Moyleseachlin o'Melaghlin for robing or ravishing the 
goods of the church of Clonvickenos the precedent yeare. 
Corcke and Kildare were burnt. 

1080. Donell o'Connor young prince of Connaught was 
killed by his owen Uncle Cahal mHugh o'Connor without 
any other cause but onely for envy and malice. A great 
part of Westmeath vidz 1 ofDelvin, Cwickney 3 and others were 
slain by Donnell m c fHynn o'Melaughlin king of Meath on 
Loghry, and alsoe the houses in the church yard of the nunns 
of Clonvickenos together with theire church was burnt. 

1082. Donnogh son of Koyleagh o'Roircke accompanied 
with the East of Connaught, the Carbryes and Galenges, were 
met by prince Mortaugh o'Brian son of King Terlaugh, whoe 

^Kwasan. Now Coosane, three 3 Cwickney. The district now 

miles north of Athlone. comprised in the barony of Kilkenny 

2 Killeachie. Now Killeigh in West, Co. Westmeath ; it was in- 

King's Co. See p. 84, antea. habited then by the O'Tolairgs. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 1 83 

was likewise accompanied with the forces of the Danes, 
Mounster, and Lynster, and killed the said Donnogh in 
battle, and alsoe Kennedy o'Brian and the sonn of o'Connor 
of Affalie with many other noble men were killed of the 
prince side. 

1083. The king fell sick of a grieveous sickness this 
yeare, and was soe ill therein that all his haire fell off. 

1084. Moyle Issa o'Brothloghann, 1 the ealder and sage 
of Ireland was soe ingenious and witty, and withall soe well 
learned that he composed great volumes containing many 
great Misteryes and new sciences devised by himselfe, died 
this year. Terlaugh o'Briann king of Ireland in the 25 year 
of his Raigne died quietly in his bedd, and his son Teige 
Died the next month. Moileseachlin mac Connor o'Melaghlyn 
went to Dublin and was encountred & discomfitted by the 
Danes, where Kyeran o'Cahassie prince of Saithne 2 with the 
moste part of the land of Lwynie were killed. Teige 
Sheannagh 3 o'Kaharnie arch-prince of the land of Teaifa 
was killed together with his sonn Kynath and the chiefe of 
Montir Thlaman 4 were killed treacherously by Moyleseachlin 
m'Connor o'Melaghlin in revenge of his brother Morrogh 
m c Connor that was slain by Kaharnagh Shennagh ; of this 
Teige Montir Hagan (now called Foxes contrey or the 
contry of Killcoursey 5 ) took the name. Moyleseachlin 
m c Cormor king of Meath was soone after slaine by Cahall 
m c Moregan and these of Teaffa in the towen of Ardach. 
Rory o'Connor king of Connought and the sonn of Art 
o'Roirck encountred in battle with each other, at last 
o'Roirck with the most part of his famelye were slain. 

1086. Dowcooley the King of Connaught's daughter & 
Queen of Mounster died. Lady More daughter of king Ter- 
laugh and Queen of Connaught, wife of Rory o'Connor died. 

1 M. o'Brothloghann. His Life name has been taken as a surname 
is given by Colgan, Acta SS., i. by some branches of this family. 
109. 4 M. Thlaman. i.e. O'Muireadh- 

2 Saithne. This tribe inhabited aigh, anglicized Murray. 

Fingal in Meath. 5 Killcoursey. Now a barony in 

3 Sheannagh. i.e. the fox ; the the north of King's Co. 

1 84 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

1087. Munstermen brought a greater fleet on the river of 
Synann, and Loghrye, & robbed and took the spoyles of the 
churches upon the islands of the Lough vidz 1 of Innis Clothran, 
Innis Bofinne, Innis Angnie, and Cloneawynn, 1 which Rory 
o'Connor, king of Connought seeing, hee caused to be stopped 
the foordes on the Synann called Adyrchreach 2 and Rathkrae, 3 
to the end they should not be at liberty to pass the said passages 
at their Returnes, and were driven to turne to Athlone where 
they were overtaken by Donell m c fflyn o'Melaghlin, king of 
Meath, to whose protection they wholly committed them- 
selves, & yeelded all their shippes, barkes, boates, and coyttes 4 
alsoe to be disposed off at his pleasure, which hee received 
and sent safe conduct with them untill they were left in their 
native place in Mounster. Gillekenny o'fflattylie prince of 
Delvyn Beathra was killed by his owen brother Hugh 
m c Coghlan. Donnogh mDonell Reawar (in English the 
fatt) king of Leinster, was killed by Connor o'Connor prince 
of Affalie, and alsoe Donnogh mDonnell m c Gillepatrick 
prince of Osserie, was killed. Isill Kieran or the hospitall of 
St. Queran was purchased by Cormack m c Con-na-moght, from 
Fflayhenn, and Donell m c fflynn o'Melaghlin of Meath for ever. 

1088. William the Conquerrour Died this yeare, had 
issue three noble sonns, Robert the Cortois, to whome hee 
bequeathed all Normandy ; Henry Beauclerck, to whome he 
left the kingdome of England, who is called Henry the first ; 
and William Rufus, to whome hee bequeathed all his 
treasure. Moriertgh o'Brian son of king Terlaugh o'Bryan 
succeeded his father and Raigned n years. The king came 
with his forces into Meath, and took a prey there, was over- 
taken by Donell m c fflynn, king of Meath, at Moylena 5 in 
Fercall where many of king Moriertagh's armye were slaine, 
as Moyleseaghlyn o'Dongaly, the sonn of Conyn o'Dowgin, & 
the son of Molmory o'Donell, prince of the o'Keanseallyes. 

1 Cloneawynn. Now Clonoon, 3 JRathkrae.NQt identified, 
near Athlone. . * Coyttes. From the Irish cot, a 

2 Adyrchreach. Now Insherky, small boat. 

five miles west of Banagher. 6 Moylena. -See p. 59, antea. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 185 

1089. Donsleyve o'Heoghay king of Ulster was killed by 
Donell m c Loghlyn prince of Aileagh. Cynath o'Morrey and 
Mulronie m'Concornye fought hand to hand in the king's 
house in Cashell and were both slaine. Moyleissa 1 primate 
of Ardmach died. 

1090. The fleet of Mounster robbed and tooke the spoyles 
of Clonvickenos. Rowrie o'Connor king of Connought had 
his Eyes put out most maliciously by fflaithvertagh o'fflahertye 
and ffogartagh o'ffogarty. Cormack Mainisdreach 2 the sage 
and learned divine of Ireland died. 

1092. Hugh o'Konoyle dean of the Little church of 
Clonvickenos died. Malcolme king of Scotland was killed 
by ffrenchmen, whose wife Margarett Queen of Scottland 
and daughter of the king of England for griefe and sorrow 
of the kings death died. 

1094. All the nobility & forces of Ireland assembled 
gathered together at Dublin with king Moriertagh o'Bryan 
both Munetermen, Leinstermen, and people of Ossorie, Donell 
m c fflynn o'Melaghlin king of Meath, Donnogh o'Heoghie of 
Ulster and Godfrey of Dublin with ninty shipes. These of 
the east came to oghterard 3 where they gave a Discomfiture 
to the Mounstermen, people of Ossery and Leinstermen 
retracted upon them, & would neither appugne nor hinder 
the Leinstermen, but went and banished Godfrey out of 
Dublin, and also deposed Donell king of Meath. Where- 
upon the deposed king of Meath went to the land of Lwyne 
and there tooke a prey, being pursued by eastmeath & the 
king of Mounster's Guard, was slaine among the cowes at 
Loghlevin 4 by one belonging to himself called m c Agenann, & 
soe this was the end of Donell king of Meath, that was 
deposed of his kingdome and slaine by his owen people. 
Connor o'Connor of Affalie king of Leinster was taken 

1 Moyleissa. i.e. consecrated to Annals F. M., ii. 943. 

Christ. He was primate from 1065 3 Oghterard. Near Lyons, Co. 

to 1092. SeeWare's^2!r^o/j-,-p. 50. Kildare. There is a round tower 

2 C. Mainisdreach. He was abbot here, in a very ruinous condition, 

of Monasterboice, ' head of the wis- 4 Loghlevin. L. Leana, near 

dom and piety of the Gaedhil.' See Fore, Co. Westmeath. 

1 86 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

captive by king Moriertagh o'Brian. Clonvickenos was 
robbed and the spoyles taken by those of Brawny, & the 
o'Royrcks, on Monday in shrovetide. Dorow was likewise 
robbed by those of Fercall and Affailie, Clonvickenos was 
alsoe the same day robbed by the sonn of m c Coghlan and 
Delvyn. King Mortagh o'Brian with his Mounstermen went 
to Connaught to take hostages and returned from thence 
without any. The king with an other army came to 
Dontaise 1 in Meath & divided Meath into too parts between 
two kings of the o'Melaughlins, vidz 1 Donnough mMurrogh 
m c fHynn & Connor m c Moyleseaghlyn o'Melaghlin. Cow- 
chogry o'Hanvye prince of Fearbill 2 died. There was a great 
mortality and pleauge all over Europe this yeare, in soe 
much that it Depopulated great provinces and contryes, 
there was not such a pestilence in this Kingdome since the 
death of the sonns of King Hugh Slane (that died of the 
Disease called Boye Konneall 3 ) untill this present year, of 
which disease the ensueing noblemen with infinite' numbers 
of meaner sort died, vidz', Godfrey king of the Danes of 
Dublin, and the Islands, Dunchus 4 archbushop of Dublin, 
Brehawe o'Manchan, covvarb of S l Kevyn, Donell Duff 
o'iferall prince of the borders of Leinster, m c lnrwise o'Koe- 
wan cowarb of Oeny, 5 the Bushop of Kehernie 6 cowarb of 
Moye oge, 7 Glasdin o'Koyn chiefs judge of Leinster &c. The 
king and subjects seeing the plague continue with such heat 
with them, were strucken with great terrour, for appeasing of 
which plague the Clergie of Ireland thought good to cause 
all the inhabitants of the kingdome in generall to fast from 
Wensday to Sunday once every month for the space of 
one yeare except solmne and great festivall dayes, they alsoe 
appointed certain prayers to be dayly said. The king, the 

1 Dontaise. Not identified. * Oeny. Probably St. Enda of 

2 Fearbill. Now a barony in the Aran. 

south-west of Co. Westmeath. Kehernie. Cairbre O'K., who 

3 B. Konneall. See pp. 83 and is called Bishop of Ferns in Annals 
106, antea. p. M., ii. 951. 

4 Dunchus. Donat O'Hainghly, 7 Moye oge. i. e. Maedhog, of 
a l r eady mentioned, p. 181. Ferns. 

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noblemen, and all the subjects of the kingdome were very 
benefitiall towards the Church and poore men this yeare, 
whereby Gods wrath was as waged. The king of his great 
bounty gave great immunityes and freedom to churches that 
were then before charged with Cess and other extraordinarie 
contry-charges with many other large and bountifull gifts. 
m c Corthean cheef of Delvyn more was slaine by the race 
of Lagery, after hee was delivered by them to K. Mortaugh 
for takeing from them three ounces of Gold, 100 cowes, and 
eight prisoners. 

1096. Awargin o'Morrey died, he was prince of Lease. 
King Moriertagh with the forces of Leahmoye and Meath 
with the forces of part of Connaught, went to Ulster of 
purpose to get hostages, (and returned from thence without 
bootie or hostages.) 

1097. King Mortaugh o'Brian tooke the spoyles of the 
people of Teaffa & wasted them this yeare. All Meath was 
wasted and destroyed bytween Donnogh m c Morrogh, and 
Connor m c Moyleseaghlin, both of the o'Melaghlins. Flath- 
vertagh o'fflathverty was killed by one Mathew o'Kwanna for 
putting out Rory o'Connors eyes; this fflathvertagh was prince 
of Silemorrey and Ighter Connaught. 1 o'Hart prince of the 
East of Teaffa killed treacherously (by) Kaharnagh m c en- 
tynnay alias Fox prince of Teaffa. Dovvhowly, daughter of 
Dermot mTeige wife of king Mortaugh and Queen of Ireland, 
died. Donnogh m c Murrogh o'Melaghlin tooke the kingdom 
and government of Meath upon hifn. Dervorgill, daughter of 
Teige m c Gillepatrick, mother of king Moriertaugh o'Brian 
and of Teige o'Brian, Queen of Ireland, died this year. 

1098. Donell m c Donnogh king of Scotland, was blinded 
of both his eyes by his owen brother. m c Laughlin of Ulster, 
with his forces preyed the Danes. King Mortaugh with 
his forces of Ireland went to Easroe in Ulster to get 
hostages of the North, & returned home without hostages, 
prey, or booty, with the loss of many of his horses, and 

1 Ighter C.z. e. lower C. See Hardiman's History of Galway, 
p. 56. 

1 88 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

men in that Jorney. King Mortaugh again accompanied 
with a great fleet of Danes, arrived in Derry in. Ulster, 
and did noe outrages by the way, & were mett by the 
sonn of m c Laughlin, whoe gave them an overthrow, and 
made a slaughter upon them. 

noo. There was an assembly of all the subjects of 
Ireland at Cashell in the presence of king Mortaugh, and 
in the pressence of Downan archbushopp and Elder of 
Ireland, with the clergy of the kingdome, where the king 
of his meer motion and free will graunted to the Church and 
all devout members thereof such a grant as none of his 
predecessors the kings of Ireland ever graunted to the 
church before, which was his cheefest seat, court, and town 
of Cashell, 1 to be held in common by all spirituall men and 
women in perpetuum to them and theire successors. King 
Mortagh with the forces of Munster, Leinster, Ossery, Meath, 
and Connaught went to Easroe in Inis-Owen in the north, 
destroyed all the towns, ffortes, and churches of Inis Owen 
& brake downe the Stone-house that was in Aileagh, 2 and 
took their hostages, when they went over Fertas Camsa 3 to 
Ulster, and soe went over all Ireland, in the space of 6 weeks 
without disturbance, strife, or impediment of any mann. Two 
companyes of Kerne contended together in Clonvickenose, 
that is to say Mointir Hagan, and Moyntir Kennay, where 
in the end Gilleffinn m m c Gillwallachain, chieftaine of Sile 
Anmchie, was slaine. The Singles of the great church of 
Clonvickenos and the tower end of the wales of the said 
church, was Repaired and finnished by fflathvertagh 
o'Loyngsie, after the work was begun by Cormack m c Con- 
nemboght, cowarb of St. Quaeran, though others call it 
m c Dermots church. This year a woman in Mounster was 
delivered of a cople of chilldren that were joyned together 
in their bodyes. 

1 Cashell. The King of Cashel * Aileagh In revenge of Kin- 
after that transferred his residence cora, which had been destroyed by 
to Limerick. His palace stood the Ulstermen. See p. 169, anfea. 
on the site now occupied by St. 3 Fertas C. A ford on the river 
Mary's Cathedral. Bann, near Camus Macosquin. 

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1104. Connor o'Melaughlin, king of Taragh, Moybrey, 
and halfe Meath, was slaine by these of the Breine. Donell 
mcen Gott o'Melaughlin was killed by these of Kinnaleagh. 
Donnogh o'Melaghlin was Deposed from the kingdom of 
Meath and betooke himself to the contry of Uriell (Mag- 
mahons land), and from thence preyed the most part of east 
meath. King Mortaugh hearing thereof assembled together 
a great army, pursued him thither, and did nothing there but 
burnt some stakes of corn for protecting him in that contry, 
and afterwards divided Meath in two partes between the two 
sons of Donnell o'Melaughlin, when Donnogh refused to 
accept protection of him. 

1105. Donnough o'Melaughlyn was killed by o'Mynna- 
chan of o'm c Waise of Meath. Bushopp o'Boyle 1 arch 
bushop of Ardmach, Moriegh o'Moyledowne 2 bushop of 
Clonvickenos, Cormack o'Killin, Deane of the house of 
Clone, and Sittrick mConvaye chief of Sile Ronan, died. 

1 1 06. The family of Kilkeny gave an overthrow to the 
family of Leighlyn. There grew great contention between 
the East and West of the contry of Teaffa, where Cynath 
mAwalgie prince of Calrie with many others, were slaine. 

1107. Cogrich daughter ofUnonn, abbesse ofClonbrony, 
died. o'Karvell, prince of the Eonaght of Loghlein, was 
killed by his brothers. 

1 1 08. Flathvertagh o'Loyngsy, cowarb of St. Queran 
and venerable priest of Clonvickenos, died. After the death 
of king Mortaugh o'Brian Ireland was for som space without 
a king, untill Terlaugh alias Terence nrRory o'Connor. 
Terlaugh alias Terence mRory o'Connor was king for the 
space of 9 years. Ceallagh 3 was primatt of Ardmach in 
his time. Connor Maglaghlin with the forces of Ulster 

1 O' Boyle. He seems to have 3 Ceallagh. Better known as 
been merely a suffragan or assistant Celsus. He was Primate from 1106 
bishop to Donald Mac Amalgaidh. to 1129. He died at Ardpatrick, in 
See Ware's Bishops, p. 51. Co. Limerick, while on a visitation, 

2 M. o'Moyledowne. He is not and was buried at Lismore as he 
given by Ware in the list of Bishops desired. See Trias Thaum., p. 
of Clonmacnoise. Ibid.,^. 169. 330, and Ware's Bishops, p. 53. 

I go The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

came to Meath & burnt the race of Lagerie and the to wen 
of trymme and alsoe burnt two hundred persons and above 
in the Church of Trymme. Tailty daughter of Morrogh 
o'Melaghlin wife of King Terlagh and Queen of Ireland, 
died. The great alter of Clonvickenos was robbed 1 this 
yeare and many Jewells sacrilegiously taken from thence, 
vidz*, Kearnaghan 2 of Sollamons Temple, which king Moyle- 
seaghlin bequeathed to that church, the standing cup of 
Donnogh m c fflynn, the three Jewells that king Terlaugh 
gave to that church, vidz* a cup of silver, a guilt cross & 
another Jewell, a silver challice marked with the stamp 3 of 
the daughter of Rorye O'Connor, and a cup of silver which 
Keallagh primate of Ardmach bestowed on the church, the 
clergy of Clone made incessant prayers to God and St. Queran 
to bee a meane for the Revelation of the party that tooke 
away the said jewles. Mathon o'Brian, sonn of King 
Mortaugh died. 

1130. Dermott o'ffallawyn chieftaine of Kloynolagh, 4 
and Goll Cuana otherwise named Gillepatrick, cheefe poet of 
Westmeath, died. The jewles that were stolne from out the 
church & alter of Clonvickenos were found with one Gille- 
cowgan, a Dane of Lymbrick, the said Gillecowgan was 
apprehended by Connor o'Bryan, and by him delivered over 
to the familie of Clonvicknos, whoe at the time of his 
araignment confesed openly that he was at Corck, Lismore, 
and Waterford, expecting for wind to goe ouer seas with 
the said jewles. All the other passengers and shipes passed 
with good gales of wynde out of the said townes save only 
Gillecowgan, & said as soone as he would enter a shipboard 
any ship hee saw St. Queran with his staffe or bachall 

1 Robbed. It has been surmised can, a model. 

that the Cup of Ardagh, now in the 3 Stamp. With an engraving 

National Museum, may have been (tesc] by the daughter of R. O'C. 

one of the precious objects stolen at Annals P.M., ii. 1033. 

this time from Clonmacnoise. See 4 Kloynolagh. Clan Uadach, 

Petrie's Christian Inscriptions, ii. comprising the parish of Camma 

128. and Dysart, in the barony of Athlone, 

1 Kearnaghan. Rather carra- Co. Roscommon. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 191 

returne the shipp back again untill hee was so taken ; this 
much he confesseth at the time of the putting him to death 
by the said familie. 

1131. Connor o'Brian arrived in Meath, seeking to pass 
through Athlone to get hostages there, after that hee had the 
hostages of Leinster. Tyernan o'Royrck gave an overthrow 
to these of Uriell, where Gillaryavagh o'Hoeghea king of 
Ulster, and o'Krychan prince of Fearnoy and his sonn with 
many others were slaine. Thomond was preyed by the kings 
of both the Munsters, by Cormack mCarrhie & Connor o'Brien. 
Moyleseaghlin m c Murtaugh o'Melaghlin was killed by those 
of Fearkeall. A thunderbolt burnt the castle of Athlone and 
the castle of Donleo 1 was burnt by casuall fire. The o'Bryns 
of Thomond banished the mCarthys out of Mounster into 
Leinster and tooke to themselves the possession and govern- 
ment of Mounster. Donnogh o'Molloy king of Fearkall 
was killed in captivity by Murrogh o'Melaghlin. Mortagh 
o'Molloy that succeeded as king of Fearkall, was burnt by the 
family of Moyntyr Swanym in the church of Rahinn. Mack 
Randalphe m c Morey, chief of Montyr Luss 2 was treacher- 
ously killed by Tiernan o'Royrck. Cowchonnought o'Daly 
of Meath, cheefe and arch-poet of Ireland, died. 

1132. Terlagh o'Connor king of Ireland made a wooden 
bridge over the river of Athliag, and came himself to the 
land of Teaffa to keep the o'Feralls, where hee was mett by 
Murrogh o'Melaghlin king of Meath, Tyernan o'Roirck, and 
Teaffymen with theire forces, and put the king and also 
Connaughtmen out of the camp, & burnt the place afterwards, 
and killed divers of the kings armye. King Terlaugh made 
another wooden bridge over the river of Synen at Athlone, 
that hee might at his pleasure have access to take the spoyles 
of Westmeath. Tiernan o'Roirck was deposed of his princi- 
pality by his owen scept, and again restored thereunto. 

1 Donleo. It was erected seven trict in the southern part of Co. 
years before. It was in the town of Leitrim, called also Magh Rein, 
Ballinasloe, close to the river. of which the MRannalls were 

2 M. Luss. i.e. M. Eolais, a dis- chiefs. 

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II33 ._Dermott m^Murrogh, 1 king of Leinster, exercised 
great tyranyes and crueltyes upon the Leinster nobility, hee 
killed o'Faylan prince of Leinster, and Murrogh o'Twahaile, 
and did excrably putt out the eyes of Gillemocholmoge 2 king 
of Kwalannmen, 3 which brought all Leinster under hand. 
Donnogh o'Connor of Affalie was killed by others of Affallye 
vidz t- by Clan malirge. Connor o'Bryan went with his 
forces to Dublin and obtained there of the Danes to be their 
king. There was a meeting at Usneagh between king 
Terlaugh o'Connor, and Morrogh o'Moyleaghlin king of 
Tarragh, where Morrogh yielded hostages to king Terlaugh 
for Meath and Teaffa, and took hostages of Brenie also. 
Connor, grand-child of Donnogh o'Melaughlin, was killed in 
captivity by Morrogh o'Melaughlin, which was soone 
avenged by God, by taking away Art sonn of the said 
Mclaughlin within a fortnight after. The cowarb of St. 
Queran was robbed at Clonfinlogh by these of Sile anmchye 
and Connor m c Coghlan, & the spoyles restored again, by the 
procurement of prince Connor the kings sonn. King Terlagh 
o'Connor with the forces of Connaught, Meath, and Brenie 
came to Mounster, but they returned without hostages & 
spoyled some corners in Lease and Ossery. Canute, sonn of 
Sane King of England and Denmark died. Sittrick the 
Dane preyed & spoyled Ardbreakan & tooke certain cap- 
tives from thence too. Connor o'Melaughlin king of Meath, 
took the spoyle and prey of Swordes together with many 

1134. Connor m c Dermott o'Bryan king of both the 
provinces of Mounster died at Killaloe. Donnogh m c Carrhie 
came to Munster, and committed a slaughter on Terlaugh 
o'Bryan that succeeded the said Connor in the kingdom of 
Monster. MConrye prince of Delvyn of Tiredalogha, 4 was 

*Z>. nvMurrogh. He was grand- between Dublin and Bray, 

son of Dermot mac Mael na mbo, s Kwalann. The present Co. 

who from being King of Hy Ceinn- Wicklow. 

seallaigh, became King of Leinster. 4 Tiredalogha. i.e. the land of 

2 Gillemocholmoge. He was the two lakes, now the barony of 

chief of . the territory which lies Moycullen, Co. Galway, lying be- 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 1 93 

killed by som of his owen familye. Terlaugh o'Connor with 
the forces of Meath and Brenie went to the provinces of 
Leinster & Munster to take hostages, had none, but returned 
without doeing anything worthy of note, save the burning of 
som cornes in the contryes of Lease and Ossery. The son 
of Ferall o'Molloye prince of ffearkell was killed by the 
grand-child of Roryo'Molloy and the familie of Montyr Rodan 1 
at Dorow. MOtyr prince of Inis Gall 2 was chosen to be 
prince of the Danes of Dublin. These of Ormond and Elie 
tooke a prey from Kynnaleagh. 

1135. Murrogh o'Connor was restored againe to his 
kingdom of Meath. The abesse of Killdare was forced 
and taken out of her Cloyesters by Dermott m c Murrogh 
king of Leinster, and compelled to marie one of the said 
Dermotts people, at whose takeing he killed one hundred 
and seventy of the Townesmen and house of the abesse. 
Cormacke m c Carrhie, and Connor o'Bryan with their forces 
of Mounster came to Connaught, where they cleared the paces 
of Rath or Rather Rwabehy 3 & Belfada. 4 They burnt the 
twoo Corckes, Mogorne 5 and Dunmore, 6 and also killed Cahall 
m c Cahall, prince of Connaught and Gillenewe o'fflynn prince 
of Sile Moyleroyne. 7 The bridge of Athlone and castle was 
broken and razed down by Morrogh o'Melaghlin king of 
Meath. Connor mMurrogh o'Melaghlin, prince of Meath, 
was killed by Donnogh m'Gillemocholmocke and the Danes 
of Dublin, for which cause the said m c Gillemocholmocke 
was killed within a weeke after' by Meathmen and Hugh 

tween Lough Corrib and Lough $ Mogorne. i. e. Dunmogorne, 

Lurgan, the ancient name of the four miles east of Westport, Co. 

bay of Galway. Mayo. 

1 M. Rodan. St. Ruadan of 6 Dunmore. Eight miles north 

Lorrha. of Tuam. The castle is still stand- 

3 1. Gall. The Hebrides, off the ing, a short distance from the town, 

west coast of Scotland. 7 S. Moyleroyne. The tribe- 

3 Rwabehy. Now Rovehagh, in name of the M c Dermots of Moylurg, 
the parish of Killeely, Co. Galway. who were descended from Mael- 

4 Belfada. This name is not ruana, 3rd son ofTeige an eich gill, 
given among the townlands in the king of Connaught from 1014 to 
Ordnance Survey list. i3- 

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o'Hugh. There was a meeting of Connor o'Brian, king of 
Munster, and king Terlaugh o'Connor with all the clergie of 
Mounster at Avail Keherny, 1 where there was a truce for 
one yeare confirmed between them. Luske 2 and the contry 
of Fingall was altogether burnt by Donnell mMurrogh 
o'Melaghlin in revenge of the killing of his brother Connor 
o'Melaghlin, prince of Meath. Melaghlin m c Dermott 
m'Moylenemo and Eochy o'Nolan, king of ffohartye, 
were killed in a fray by Owgarie o'Twahill and by 
the o'Tooles of Leinster with a great slaughter of many 
others. Morrogh o'Harie and his wife, king Terlaugh 
O'Connors daughter, were killed by Taighleagh o'Harie. 
Clonvickenos on Easter Sunday was burnt with the church 
yard of Moriegh o'Duffie & the place called Liseanabbeye. 
There was a great assembly of Leath moye in Cashell at the 
consecration of the churche 3 of Cormake m<Carhie king 
of Cashell. They of Ossery gave an overthrow to Dermot 
mMurrogh, king of Leinster, where Owgarie o'Twoole, 
chief of the Tooles, was killed. The said Dermott gave 
an overthrow to those of Ossery, to Conell o'Bryen, and 
Danes of Waterford, where an infinite number of them 
were slaine. Morrogh o'Melaghlyn, king of Meath, gave 
an overthrow to those of Farnoy and killed 215 of them 
with 10 Cheeftaines. Hugh m'Coghlan o'fflatilye, prince 
of Delvinn Beathra, died. Henrick m'Willelan, king 
of France and Saxonie, died. Conradoe Emperour died. 
Morrogh o'Melaghlin king of Meath with a fleet of barkes and 
boates went upon the river Synnen, where the princes of Sile 
Morey in Connaught came to his house, Connor m c Terlagh 
and the o'Kellyes with their prince Teige o'Kelly, and yealded 
him hostages as pledges of their fidelity to him. 

1136. Donnell o'Duffie 4 arch Bishopp ofConnought and 

1 A. Keherny. Near Uisneagh, tion of this very beautiful building 
Co. Westmeath. see Pe trie's -<:/. Arch, of Ireland, 

2 Luske. Fifteen miles north of p. 284. 

Dublin. * D. O'Duffie. He occupied the 

3 Churche. Called Cormac's See of Tuam from 1161 to 1201. See 
chapel. For a detailed descrip- Ware's Bishops, p. 603. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 195 

cowarb 1 of St. Queran, immediately after celebrating Mass by 
himself, died and was buried on St. Patricks day at Clonfert, 
where he died and celebrated the said Masse. Clonard was 
preyed & the spoyles thereof taken by the Breniemen, they 
behaved themselves soe exceeding outragious in the takeing 
of these spoyles, that o'Daly 2 arch Poet of all Ireland, with- 
out respect was very irreverently stripped of his cloathes to 
his naked skinn, amongst the rest they tooke a sword out 
of the vestery preserved by St. Finnan himself. Murrogh 
o'Melaghlin, king of Meath, tooke his own sonn whom he 
committed to prison for his eavell behaviour and miscarriage 
of himselfe. Dermott mMorrogh king of Leinster accom- 
panied with all the forces of the Danes came to Westmeath 
to be revenged of the o'Melaghlins for theire abuses don to 
him before, hee was mett by the o'Roircks, o'Kellyes, and 
those of Uriell of the other side, where they caused nrMurrogh 
with his Danes and Leinstermen to return without committing 
any hurtes worthy to be remembred, but only the burning of 
Ardbrackan. Whereupon they of the East of Meath, went to 
the o'Foylans 3 and borders of Leinster, burnt and spoyled 
theire townes without respect to either spirituall or corporall 
lands. Soone after Dermott mMurrogh king of the Danes 
and Leinster, came to the house of Morrogh o'Melaghlin in 
Clonard, where he made an offer to the said Morrogh of his 
own service in the field against any one with his forces with 
as great an army for king Murroghs assistance against any 
other during the kings pleasure, as long as his occasions 
required at his owen charges, soe that Morrogh would be 
pleased to suffer him quitely to enjoye only the Territorys of 
the o'ffoylans and Affailies without disturbance, which the 
said Murrogh accepted. Terlaugh o'Connor king of Ireland 
did put out the eyes of his owen son Hugh, for som haynous 

1 Cowarb. Perhaps he had been 3 o'Foylans. They inhabited 
abbot of Clonmacnoise, or bishop. ancient Ossory. The name, angli- 

2 O'Daly. O'Reilly says he cised Phelan and O'Phelan, is still 
knows no works of this writer, very common throughout the mid- 
Irish Writers, p. 83. land counties. 

O 2 

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misdemeanors of his. Soirvrechagh 1 o'Kelly, cowarb of 
Rahin o'Swanay, died. 

1137. There was Boysterous tempestous windes this 
yeare that it fell dowen many trees, houses, turrets, steeples, 
and other things, & whirled som of them into the seas. 
Donnell m c Murrogh o'Melaughlin, prince of all Ireland and 
king of Meath for a time, a very bountifull and noble prince, 
as free harted as Gwairy of Connaught, was killed by the 
east of Meath, for being in Rebellion against his father and 
Meath men. Waterford was beseiged by Dermot m c Murrogh, 
king of Leinster, and Connor o'Bryan prince of Dalgaisse, 
where the Danes had a fleet of 200 shipes at sea, at last 
they obtayned hostages of the Danes andDonnogh m<=Carhie, 
which they brought with them. All Connaught from Esroe 
to the river of Synen, and from Clonvickenos to Eghtgie 2 
was wast this year, save larhar Connought. More, daughter 
of King Mortaugh o'Bryan, and wife to Morrogh o'Melaughlin 
and Queen of Meath, died a very good death at Dorow. 
Moyle Issa called Crossan ffyn a King and arch-poet of 
Ireland, in that kind of meeter which is called Crossanaght, 
died at Cloneonrie in Leinster. 

1139. They of the country of Elye, tooke a prey of Fear- 
keall, after they were sworn friendes to each other by great 
oathes for the preservation of the peace between them. King 
Terlaugh tooke his owen son prisoner after that he gave him 
before upon these oaths and securityes following, vidz* (his owen 
name was Roryo' Connor that was afterwards king of Ireland) 
Moriegh o'Duffie arch bishopp with all the laymen and clergie 
of Connought, Teige o'Bryan, king of Thomond, Tyernann 
o'Royrck king of the Brienie, & Murrough m c Gillenenewe 
o'Fergall, cheeftaine of the Analie. They all both Clergie 
and Laymen fasted 3 at Rathbrendon 4 to gett the said prince 

1 Soirvrechagh. i.e. noble judge, on the north-east boundary of Clare. 
This name, a common one among 3 Fasted. See Preface to Reeves' 
the McCarthys, is anglicised Justin. Adamnan, liv. 

See O'DonoVan's Introd. to Top. * Rathbrendon. Now Rathbren- 
Poems. p. 56. nan, a townland in the parish of 

2 Eghtgie. Now Slieve Baughty, Roscommon. 

The Annals of Clomnacnoise. 197 

Rory out of the kings hands and could not. Alsoe king 
Terlaugh took Morrogh o'Melaghlin king of Meath prisoner, 
after hee agreed with him that each of them would be true to 
one another, andseeke noe advantage or hinderance of another, 
these were the oathes and suretyes that were between them 
of either side for performance of theire said agreement, vidz*. 
the alter of St. Querans shrine, Relicks, Norannagh, 1 ' two 
prelates of every severall howeses together with Moriegh 
o'Duffie arch Bishopp of Connaught, primate of Ardmach, 
the staff of Jesus 2 which St Patrick brought into this king- 
dom, the coworb of St. ffehin, St. Fehins bell, and the boban 3 
of St. Keuin, by all which suretyes and oathes they were 
bound to each other, not to seeke advantage either by 
captivity, bynding, or encroaching upon eithers lands, 
untill apparent occation had apeared to the sureties, & 
notwithstanding all which Murrogh was taken by king 
Terlaugh, and kept prisoner for the space of a month, without 
any breach of his side, untill at last hee was enlarged by the 
intercession of the said prelates and noblemen that were 
suretyes for him, whome they sent with safe conduct to 
Munster. In the meane time king Terlaugh ceased upon 
the kingdom of Meath into his owen hands and graunted the 
same to his son Connor O'Connor, which was made by this 
devise. The king caused to be assembled to Keylke the 
nobility of Meath and to Bryan of the Brenie, where he 
aprehended king Murrogh of Meath and took hostages 
of the rest of Meath which h,e delivered to his said son, 
with the possession of the Kingdome of Meath as aforesaid, 
o' Garmley 4 tooke the Principallity of Tyre Owen to him, was 
king thereof & Banished there hence the sonn of Neale. 

1 Norannagh. O' Donovan See Introd. to Obits of Christ 

thinks this was a crozier ornamented Church, viii. 

with gold. 3 Boban. O' Donovan thinks this 

z Staff of Jesus. Said to have was a bell which had belonged to 

been given to St. Patrick by an St. Kevin of Glendalough. 

angel. It was one of the insignia 4 o' Garmley. They were chiefs 

of the Archbishop of Armagh, as of the district now comprised in the 

successor of St. Patrick. It was barony of Raphoe, Co. Donegal, 

burnt by the Reformers in 1537. See Annals P.M., ii. 1071. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Gilla Enos o'Clowan 1 arch poet of Connaught in the art of 
Poetry died. 

H40. There raigned strange diseases of biles and patches 
this yeare in Munster, whereof many died, and among the 
rest these two noble young men, Bryan m c Terlaugh o'Bryan, 
prince of Munster, and Teige mTerlaugh o'Connor ought not 
to be forgotten. Connor mTerlaugh o'Connor, prince of 
Ireland and king of Meath for the space of half a yeare, 
was killed by o'Dowlyn, king of ifertullagh, because he 
was unjustly constituted to raigne over Meath, which 
o'Dowleyn conld never well brooke. KingTerlaugh granted 
the government of Westmeath to Donnogh mMorrogh 
o'Melaghlin, and the government of Eastmeath to Tiernan 
o'Royrcke and Dermott m c Murrogh to be held of the 
king of Connaught by services of homage and fealty 
dureing pleasure. Rory o'Connor was enlarged by his 
father king Terlaugh upon further securityes. There was an 
agreement of truce made between king Terlaugh and Ter- 
laugh o'Bryan at Tyredaglasse, as the prelates of the church 
ordained between them. Terlaugh o'Connor king of Ireland 
came to Meath to constitute a king over them, where he 
appoynted Donnogh o'Melaughlin king of the weast of Logh 
Innill and the son of Mortagh o'Melaughlin of the east part 
of the said Logh. Meathmen gave an erick 2 of four hundred 
cowes to king Terlagh for killing his son. 

1141. There was a great disease of Biles, potches, and 
scabbes in Connaught and Munster this year. King Ter- 
laugh o'Bryan king of Munster with all his forces came to 
Leitter Crannagh 3 on the mount of Slieve Bloome to meet with 
Tyernan o'Roirck in Meath. King Terlagh o'Connor en- 
camped with his forces in Rawaghan 4 in Foxes contry, and 
sent his son Donell, together with Melaghlin m c Murrogh 
o'Melaghlin, Connor m c Donnell o'Bryan, and Dermott 

1 o'Clowan. Several ollamhs of murderer or by his tribe. 

this name (O'Clumhain) are men- 3 L. Crannagh. The name is 

tioned in the Annals P.M. now obsolete. 

2 Erick. A fine in kind given to 4 Rawaghan. Now Killarue, in 
the family of the person slain by the the barony of Kilcoursey, King's Co. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 1 99 

m c Cormack mCarhie with great and many forces went to 
Fearkeall to defend Meath, that the said Munstermen 
.should not passe through that contry to anoy Meath, and 
were mett by the Munstermen in a wood in the west part 
of that contry, where they killed divers of them, and com- 
pelled them to returne to their howses without doeing 
anything worthy to be remembered. King Terlaugh o'Connor 
with his forces of Connaught tooke hostages of all Munster, 
except west Munster, which he left to Terlagh o'Bryan. 
Munster in old time was divided in five Munsters, vidz* 
Ormond, Thuomond, Desmond, Middle Munster, and West 
Munster. King Terlagh o'Connor this yeare gave the battle 
of Moynemore 1 on the Munstermen, he was accompanied with 
Dermott m c Murrogh and the forces of Ireland, where Murtagh 
mConnor o'Bryan, and an infinite number of the nobility of 
Munster were slaine, and all Munster brought in subjection 
to king Terlagh. The hostages of Leinster were sent to 
Mortagh mNeale m c Loghlyn eaven to his house. John 
Papirion 2 Cardinall came to this kingdom from the Pope 
to procure the inhabitants of the land to an amendment 
of theire lives. 

1 152. All Munster was much impoverished by continuall 
contentions of the maCarthies and o'Bryans contending 
against one another. King Terlagh o'Connor for appeasing 
of which contentions went to Munster, and divided that 
province in two parts between Cormack m c Carhie, and the 
o'Bryans, Teige and Terlagh. King Terlaugh accompanied 
with Murtagh mNeale m c Laughlin came to Meath, which 
he likewise divided into tooe parts between Murrogh 
o'Melaghlin, and his son Melaghlin, that is to say, of 
the West of Clonard to Morrogh, and of the East as farr as 
Meath extendes to his said sonn. Dermott m c Murrogh king 
of Leinster tooke the lady Dervorgill, daughter of the said 

1 Moynemore. In the parish of to the four archbishops. Trias 
Emly, Co. Tipperary. Thaum., p. 306, and Lanigan's 

2 Papirion. The principal object Eccl. Hist., iv. 139. See also A n- 
of his comingwas to bring the pallia nals F.M., ii. 1095. 

2oo The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Morrogh o'Melaghlin, and wife of Tyernan o'Royrck, with 
her cattle with him, and kept her for a long space to satisfie 
his insatiable, carnall and adulterous lust, shee was procured 
and enduced thereunto by her unadvised brother Melaghlin 
for some abuses of her husband Tyernan don before. Henry 
mDavid, king of Scotland, dyed. 

1153. Murrogh o'Melaghlin king of Meath, bordres of 
Leinster and Taragh, the cheefest of all Ireland for bounty 
and hospitallity, died at Dorow in his owen house. Hugh 
o'Malone, cowarb of St. Queran of Clonvickenos, whoe for 
his great ritches, charity, and bountyfull hospitallity was 
called in generall the fountaine of all happiness of Leath 
Coyne, died. Gillegott o'Kierga, 1 prince of Carbry, 2 was 
killed at Clonard by Donnogh o'Melaghlin, king of Meath. 
Donnogh o'Melaghlin was deposed by the Meathmen of his 
kingdome, and Dermott m c Donnell o'Melaghlin put in his 
stead, who was his owen brother. There was a great Dis- 
comfiture of these of Brawnie and Mointer Moyleynna 5 by 
Hymer mCarhon and the son of o'Conway and these of 
Mointer Hagan alias Foxes contry. St. Queran was Inter- 
cesser to God to give this ouerthrow to these of Brawnie, 
because they went with their cottes and boates to Clon- 
vicknos and tooke all the swyne and hoggs that the monkes 
had upon the woocles of Faailt, which the monkes with the 
shrine of St. Queran followed to the place called Lisan 
Tosgely, 4 desireing restitution, which was denied them, and 
by Gods will Brawnye receaved this Disgrace and ouerthrow 
the next day. King Terlagh m c Rory o'Connor, monarch of 
Ireland, a great benefactor of the church and all spiritual! 
men in generall, a man of wonderfull hospitality, and in fine 
a reliever and cherisher of the poor, died in Donmore, the 
13 th of the Kalends of June in the 5O th year of his reign and 

1 <?' ' Kierga. Now anglicized habited the ancient Cuircne, now 
Keary and Carey. the barony of Kilkenny West, Co. 

2 Carbry. Now a barony in the Westmeath. 

north-west of Co. Kildare. ^Lisan Tosgely. i.e. the fort of the 

3 M. Moyleynna. This tribe in- gospel. The name is now obsolete. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 201 

the 68 th year of his age, after whose death his sonn prince 
Rory was invested in the government of Connaught as king 
of that province, untill Mortagh m c Neale mLaughlyn ended 
his raigne, then Rory was promoted to the monarchic of 
Ireland. Mortagh m c Neale was king of Ireland 14 years, 
he was of the o'Neales of the North. Terlagh o'Bryan y 
king of Munstei, came unto the house of Rory o'Connor, 
and gave him 1 2 hostages of the cheefest of Dalgaisse. King 
Mortagh with this forces went to Leinster, and gave the 
kingdome and Government thereof or of that province to 
Dermott mMurrogh for yeelding him hostages of obedience 
& allegiance. They wasted and spoyled all Ossery without 
respect of Church or Chaple. Cowley o'Kendalan, prince of 
the race of Lagery, a nobleman both ready and hasty to put 
in practice all goodness, as liberall as Gvvairie of Connaught, 
as well spoken as Mongan m'ffiaghna, 1 was unhappily and 
treacherously killed by Donnogh mDonnell o'Melaghlin 
king of Meath, haveing svvorne to each other before by these 
ensueing oathes to be true to one another without effusion 
of blood, for performance of which oathes the primate of 
Ardmach was bound to the Popes Legatt, Greman 2 arch 
Bushopp of Dublyn, the abbott of the monkes of Ireland, 
the cowarb of St. Queran with his oathes, the staff or bachall 
of Jesus, the cowarb of St Fechin with his oathes, the cowarb 
of Saint Columbkill, with his oathes. These oathes were taken 
before king Mortagh, Donnogh o'Kervell king of Uriell, Tier- 
nan o'Royrckkingof theBrenie, and Dermott m c Morrogh king 
of Leinster, and the principallest of Meath and Teaffa alsoe, 
and if there were no such oathes or suretyes, it was a wicked act 
to kill such a nobleharted man without cause. There was a 
great convocation of the clergie consisting of 17 Bishopps 
with the primate of Ireland and Legatte in Tredath this 
year aboute the consecration of the church 3 of monkes that 

1 M. m c ffiaghna. See p. 100, pied the See from 1121 to 1161. See 

antea, and O'Curry's MS. Ma- Ware's Bishops, p. 311. 

terials, p. 589. 3 Church. Of the Cistercian 

z Greman. Gregory, who occu- monastery of Mellifont, founded in 

202 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

was there in the presence of king Mortagh, Tiernan o'Royrck, 
Donnogh o'Kervell, & o'Heoghie, where the said Donnogh 
o'Melaghlin was excommunicated by the clergy, and deposed 
from the kingdome and principality of Meath by the kings 
and said noblemen, and the whole kingdome and government 
given to his brother Dermott as more worthy thereof. 
Cowoley m c Dunleyue o'Keoghie, king of Ulster died. 
niDowell steward of Donmore was killed. King Mortagh 
with his forces went to Leinster, where Dermott m c Murrogh 
king of Leinster gaue him hostages. They of Affalie, Lease, 
and Ossery fled into Connaught, the king afterwards with 
the forces of Leinster went to Desmond, where they had the 
hostages of that contry, from thence went to those of 
Dalgaisse whom he banished to Thomond & also did putt 
som of them to the sword, he also besieged Limbrick, and 
compelled the Danes to submitt themselves to his grace, and 
to acknowledge him as theire king, & to forsake Terlaugh 
o'Bryan also to banish him from out of their jurisdiction, 
& there divided Munster in two parts between the son of 
MaCarhie and the son of Donnell o'Bryan, from thence the 
King came to the plaine of Moyfarcha, 1 tooke the preyes and 
spoyles of Sileanmchie, killed part of the inhabitants, gave 
them an overthrow. They of the Eoganaght of Cashell 
destroyed and preyed Rosscre and from thence the king came 
to his house. While these things were a Doing Rory 
O'Connor king of Connaught went with a great army to 
Ulster in the absence of King Murtogh, there burnt Iniseany, 2 
hewed and did cut downe all the trees in the orchard, and 
tooke away the preyes and spoyles of Tyreowen to Kwaillie 
Kyannaghty. 3 Rorie o'Connor with his forces went to 
Munster, and settled Murtagh o'Bryan in possession as 
halfe king, or king of halfe Munster, and caused the sonn 
of Cormack m'Carthy to yeeld hostages into his handes with 

1142 by O'Carroll, prince of Oriel, ''Iniseany. Incheny, in the 

at the desire of St. Malachy. barony of Strabane, Co. Tyrone. 

1 Moyfarcha. In the barony of *K. Kyannaghty. Coolkeenaght, 

Ballybritt, King's Co. in the parish of Faughan, Co. Derry. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 203 

condicion offorfiture of theire lives, if king Mortagh would 
not come to defend them. The head of Eochie m c Lughta 
that raigned king of Munster at the time of the birth of 
Christ, (as before 1 is remembered) was this yeare taken out of 
the earth, where it was buried at Ffynnorey. 2 It was of such 
wonderfull biggness, as mine Author sayeth, it was as bigg 
as any cauldron, the greatest goose might easily pass thorow 
the holes of his eyes, and in the place or hole where the 
marrowe was towardes his throate a goose might enter. 

1 158. Rory o'Connor king of Connaught with his forces 
went to Leythlyn, where he tooke the hostages of Ossery and 
Lease, and tooke captive with him m c Rath o'More, prince 
of Lease. Hugh o'Demsy prince of Clanmaliere 3 died. 
Carbrey o'Kyergie accompanied with Teaffa men, made a 
retrait upon Dermott o'Melaghlin, deposed him, and putt 
again Donnogh o'Melaghlin in his former place. Tyernan of 
Royrick and Dermott followed them to Athmoyne (now called 
Lismoyne 4 ) where they gave them an overthrow, and took 
great preyes from Sileronan and Moyntyr Kyergie, Carbry was 
banished to Leinster, and afterwards came to an atonement, 5 
and Donnogh was banished into Connaught. Connor mDon- 
nell o'Bryan was taken by Terlaugh o' Bryan, and his little son 
with him, they both had their eyes put out, notwithstanding 
there was an agreement made before by them of conditionall 
peace with suretyes and oathes taken before great prelates of 
the church. There was a conuocatioh of all the clergie in 
Ireland at Breyuick Teige. 6 The bishopps of Connaught with 
the archbishopp, Hugh o'Nosyn, 7 tooke their jorny to come 
thither, & as they were passing towards Clonvicknose with 

1 Before. See p. 47. 6 B. Teige. Near Trim. The 

2 Ffynnorey. Corofin, Co. Clare. See of Derry was established then, 

3 Clanmaliere. The territory and given to O'Brolchain, successor 
along the Barrow, now included in of St. Columba, with control over all 
the baronies of Portnahinch and the abbeys of Ireland. See Trias 
Upper Philipstown. Thaiim., p. 309. 

4 Lismoyne. A townland in the 7 H. O'Nosyn. He was arch- 
parish of Ardnurcher, Co. West- bishop of Tuam from 1150 to 1161. 
meath. He was buried in his own cathedral. 

5 Atonement. i.e. reconciliation. See Ware's Bishops, p. 604. 

204 Tke Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

2 of the covvarbs of St. Queran in theire company, and as they 
were comeing to the joysts or wooden bridge over the Syenn 
at Clonvicknos called Curr Clwana, they were mett by the 
Rebell Carpreach 1 the swift and his kearne, whoe killed two 
laymen, and robbed the clergie, and did not suffer them to 
goe neerer the said Convocation, for another cause he had 
himself. There was a great mount of fier seen in the 
firmament this yeare, westerly of Tea Doynn in Mounster, 
it was bigger then St. Patricks mount, which dispersed in 
severall showers of small sparkles of fier without doeing any 
hurt, this was upon the Eave' of St. John in Autumne. 

1159. King Mortagh came to Rowe ConnelP in Meath, 
& banished Dermott o'Melaghlin from out of all Meath, and 
deposed him of his principality, and confirmed Donnogh his 
brother in the possession thereof. Abbell, anchorite of 
Ardmach, died. Rory o'Connor and Tyernan tooke their 
several oathes, to be true to one another in all respects, 
whereupon they retrayted against Mortagh, king of Ireland 
and rebelled against him. Rory o'Connor made a wooden 4 
bridge at Athlone, that he might have passage to take the 
spoyles of Meath. The forces of Meath and TeafFa came to 
Athlone to hinder the makeing of the said bridge with 
theire king Donnogh o'Melaghlin, and fought with Rory 
o'Connor, where in the end Hugh o'Connor, Rory O'Connor's 
son, was sore hurt of an irrecoverable wound, whereof hee 
died within a weeke after. 

1 1 60. David m c Moyle Colme, king of Scotland, Wales, 
and the borders of England, the greatest potentate in these 
parts of Europe, died. Eugenius Tertius, the Pope, and 
Conrado the emperor of Almayne, died. King Mortagh 
graunted the kingdome of Meath, from the river of Synen to 
the seas, to Melaghiin m c Murrogh o'Melaghlen, & the princi- 

1 Carpreach The Annals F. M. * R, Connell. Rathconnell, in 
say by the soldiers of o'Melaghlin, the parish of Moycashel, Co. West- 
king of Meath. meath. 

2 Eave. Perhaps the feast of the * Wooden. A wicker bridge. So- 
Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Annals F. M. ad ann. 

August 2 gth. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 205 

pallity of the o'Bryuns 1 to Tyernan o'Royrck, tooke their 
hostages, and returned to his own house. St. Barnard abbott 
of Claravall 2 died. Melaghlen m c Murrogh king of Meath 
tooke hostages of o'ffielan and of o'ffalie for theire obedience 
to him. 

1161. o'Clocan, cowarb of St Columkill in Kelles, 
died. King Mortagh went to Dublin and caused the Danes 
to submitt themselves to him, and acknowledge him as theire 
king, and gave them 1200 cowes in their payes, because hee 
employed them before in divers services. 

1162. Melaghlin m c Morrogh o'Melaghlin, king of Meath 
and of the most part of Leinster in his prime and flourishing 
estate on the night 3 of St. Bridgett the virgin, died in the 
house of Dorow. King Mortagh with his forces came to 
the river of Inneoyn, 4 at the foorde of Dongolman 5 and there 
tooke the hostages of all the contry of Teaffa, and estab- 
lished Donnogh o'Mellaghlin in the government of Meath as 
king thereof. Tyernan o'Royrck took prisoner Donnogh 
o'Keruell king of Uriell and fettered him with irons on his 
heeles. Soone after Godfrey or Geffery o'Relly tooke him 
away by force from the said Tyernan. The bridge of Athlone 
was broken and the fort raysed to the earth by Donnogh 
o'Melaghlin king of Meath. Donnogh m'Donnell o'Melagh- 
lin, king of Meath, was killed by Murrogh o'Finnollan king 
of Delvin More, and by his sonns, for the great and extor- 
tious dealings of the said Donnogh continually used against 

1 1 63. King Mortagh mNeale went to Tyrebryan, 6 preyed 
and spoyled that contry, where Dermot m c Morrogh king of 
Leinster came to his house and yeelded him hostages ; Rory 
o'Connor gave him 12 good hostages, he graunted all the 

^o'Bryuns. The tribe-name of 4 Inneoyn. A river which divides 

the O'Rourkes of Breffny. the barony of Kilkenny West from 

2 Claravall. Clairvaux, in the that of Rathconrath, in Co. West- 
diocese of Langres, France, a meath. 

Cistercian abbey founded in 1115. 5 Dongolman. In the parish of 
St. Bernard was its first abbot. Ballymore in the latter barony. 

3 Night. February ist. 6 Tyrebryan. Breffny O'Rourke. 

206 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

province of Leinster to Dermot m c Murrogh, hee gave one 
halfe of Meath to Dermott o'Melaghlin and the other halfe to 
Rory o'Connor king of Connaught. Beann Artgalie'- was 
giuen by Dermott o'Melaghlen king of Meath to God and 
to St Queran. 

1 1 64. Donnogh mGillepatrickm c Donnogh king of Ossery, 
died. Kill o'Milchon 2 and Rossemide, 3 were freed by Dermott 
o'Melaghlin, king of Meath from all manner of cess and 
press for ever in honour of God and Saint Queran. 
Mortagh was slain by those of Uriell, after whose death 
Rory o'Connor king of Connaught succeeded in the mon- 
archic. Rory more m c Terlagh o'Connor in the English, 
Chronicles is called Rotherick, was the last king of Ireland of 
Irish blood, and raigned 10 years. Our Irish Chronicles for 
the most part call those seven and last kings imperfect and 
defective kings, because they raigned without a crown 4 (as 
before is mentioned) since the raigne of Bryan Borowe, and 
Moyleseachlin more o'Melaghlin. In king Rory O'Connors 
time Dermot m Murrogh ats Keyuanagh was banished from 
out of the province of Leinster by king Rory, Tyernan 
o'Royrck, and their partakers in the year of our Lord 1166 
for the unjustly taking and keeping of Deruorgill daughter of 
Murrogh o'Melaghlyn king of Meath, and wife of the said 
Tyernan o'Royrck, being before for his pride, tyrany, and 
badd government hated 5 of the Leinstermen themselves, and 
at last being thereunto compelled by necessity went for 
England and brought with him from thence Robert king of 
Stephen's sonne, called Robert Fitzstephen, 6 twenty knights of 
Englishmen, and 50 archers of Welshmen, with a great armye, 

1 Beann Artgalie. Now obso- 5 Hated. This, not the abduction 
lete. of Dervorgill, was the true cause 

2 K. o' Milchon. Now Kilmael- why Dermot was banished. See 
chon, in the parish of Lusmagh, Annals P.M., iii. 96. 

King's Co. 6 R. Fitzstephen. He was the 

3 Rossemide. In the barony of illegitimate son of Stephen De 
Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Marisco, Constable of Cardigan, 

4 Crown. They are called kings and of Nesta. Fitzstephen and 
' go fresabhra,' i. e. with opposi- Maurice Fitzgerald were uterine 
tion. brothers. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 207 

& with them and those that joyned with him after his landing 
here hee preyed and spoyled the territoryes of Ossery and gave 
the inhabitants a great ouerthrow at Sliew Mairge. 1 King 
Rory hearing of these things went with his forces to Rathee 
or Rathouth* where he met with Dermot m c Murrogh, who 
came to his house, submitted himself, and yeelded king Rory 
his owen sonn 3 in signe of obedience with other hostages, 
whereupon king Rory, leaving all Leinster in peace, returned 
to Connaught. 

1167. Thomas Beckett, Bishopp of Canterburry, was 
killed without cause and innocently in the abby of Canter- 
burry by S r William Bretton, S r Hugh Morvile, S r William 
Tracy, and S r Reynold fitz Vrse, in English the beares son, 
1171. 29 th December. 

This year Dermott m c Murrogh brought with him 
Richard Strongboe, 4 earle of Cheapstowe and Ognie with 
a great armye of Englishmen, hee was afterwards to make 
his repaire to the king of England, to king Henry the second, 
who being ready to go to France to warr with the French 
king, notwithstanding the matter the king had in hand was of 
such importance as could not admitt of other trobles, yet he 
had such regard and pitty to m c Murrogh, that he sent his 
favourable letters in his behalfe to Griffin then prince of 
Wales, & to the Bishopp 5 of St. David, soe that Dermott 
was soe strongly aided into Ireland, that in short time hee 
did not onely recover his owne patrimony, but a great 
deale more then in reason he could make challenge unto, 
for Dermott as soone as hee was sure of his aid in the begin- 
ning of winter came privily before into Ireland, and soe lay 
close hidden in the abbey of Fearnes, among the monks 
there, untill Robert Fitzstephen, Raymond De la Grosse, and 

1 Sliew Mairge. Nowa barony in death by O'Connor. See Hib. 

the south-east of Queen's Co. Expug., i. 10 and 17. 

^Rathouth, A town in the barony * Strongboe. i. e. Richard De 

of the same name in the south-east Clare, Earl of Pembroke and Strigul. 

ofMeath. 5 Bishopp. David Fitzgerald, 

3 Sonn. This was Conor, whowas, brother of Maurice, bishop of St. 

according to some writers, put to David's. 

208 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

others to the number of 3000 souldiers came over, well fur- 
nished with sufficient armour and other necessaryes according 
to theire promise the next spring in Anno 1166, as before is 
mentioned. Soone after came Mourise fitz Gerald, then 
after the earle of Cheapstow, to whome Dermott gave his 
daughter Ife or Eave 1 in marriage, alsoe Dermott m c Murrogh 
in the year of the incarnation 1170 died of an unknown 
disease, 2 without doing pennance, 3 shrive or Extrem Unction. 
King Henry hearing of the good success the said englishmen 
had in Ireland, the kings majesty in his owen person came 
over, who made a final end of an intire conquest in Ireland, 
in the year of our Lord God 1173. 


1 Eave. Usually called Eva. putrid while living.' Annals P.M., 
There is a fine painting by Ma- ii. 1182. 

clise in our National Gallery of 3 Pennance. A catalogue of the 

the marriage of Strongbow and Kings of Leinster in Trinity College 

Eva. library, quoted by O' Donovan, says 

2 Disease. 'An unsufferable and 'he died at Ferns after the victory 
unknown disease, for he became of Unction and penance.' Ibid. 

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The Genealogie of the Lord Randolph earle of Antrim 1 of 
the race of Heremon. 

Randolph is sonne of 



Eoyn Kahanay 


Donell Ballagh. 

Eoyn More 


Enos the Younger 

Enos the Great 

Donell (of whom the Fa- 
mily of the Mac Donells) 
Gille adawnayne 






Colla wais 

Eochy Dowlen 

Carbry Liffeghar 


Art Enear 

Conn Cedcahagh 

Felym Reaghtwar 

Twahall Teachtwar 

Fiaghy Finnolay 

Feray Ffinnaghtny 

Criowhynn nia nare 

Lw'iegh Shrewderg sonn 
of the 3 Eawnais viz*- 
Breasse, Nare, and 
Lothar thehre names 
Eochye Feylie 
Roynie Roe 


I r\ 

1 E. of Antrim. The 2nd Earl, Royalist, on the Irish side. He 
who was born in 1609. He took an died in 1682. See Archdall's Peer- 
active part in the war of 1641 as a age, i. 207. 


The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Easawyn Eawna 



Lawra Lwirck 

Enna Aignye 

Enossa Twirmeagh of 


Eahagh Foltleahan 
Aillealla Cassaicklagh 
Con ley Crwackelgay 
laranngleo Fathay 
Meilge Mollthye 
Cowhye Koylbreye 
Owynie the great 
Eaghye Bwagaye 
Eiaghye Tolgaye 
Symon Brechus 
Aidan Glasse 
Nwadad fyn Fayle 
Oillealla Olcheoyn 
liorna Siargalye 

Fiagha Lawryne 





laranngle of Athye 


Miletus hispanius 









Heber Glasse 


Heber Glunyenn 






Heber Swift 

Sru mac Esrue. 

And soeforth as in the 
genealogie of Gathelus 
at Addam remembred 
on folio 4. 




The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 


The Genealogie of the Lord Henrie earle of Thomond 1 of 
the race of Heber the white, whome I should write first for 
Antiquities sake of place. 

Henry is sonn of 

Donnogh who was son of 










Connor ne Suidyne 

Donnogh Carbrye 

Donnell the great 






Brian Borowa 









Hugh Koew 


Eaghy Ballderg 

Carhyn finn 


Tall alias Casse 



Connell Eahtwar 

Lwyeagh myonn 

Enossa Tyrie 


Moe Corb 

Cormack Cass 

Oillealla olwyn 

Moa Nwadad 

Aloa Neide 



Enna Moncheoyn 


Moreay Muchna 

Eachye Gairve 

Dwagh Donn Dalts Dea 

Carbrey Losckleahan 

Lwyegh Lwyne 


Nia Sedawyne 

Agnamayne foltchoeyn 



Cowhye Koew 

Roheaghty Rithderg 

Lwyegh Lwyne 


Aillealla Fynn 

1 E. of Thomond. The 5th Earl. Ibid., ii. 30. 

P 2 


The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 


Lwyeag Lawdearg 

Eaghy Warcheasse 

Lwyeagh lardonn 

Enna Derig 

Dwagh firm 

Sedna Innarie 


Art Imlye 




Failve Ilchoraye 

Caiss Kedcoyngnye 

Irero Arda 
Rossawyn glass 
Nwadad Delawe 
Eaghie Fewerglass 
Heber the White 
Miletus Hispanius 
as in the precedent Gene- 
ologie to Addam. 

The Genealogie of Magenus Vicecount of Ivehaghe. 1 

Arthur is son of 


Donell oge 

Donell more 




Art ne Mangye 

Mortaugh Riaganagh 





Hugh Beawar 





Enos oge 

Enos More of whom the 

race of Magenos is 


1 V. of Ivehaghe. Arthur Ma- 
gennis ; he was outlawed in 1642, 
but his outlawry was reversed, and 
he sat in the parliament of 

At the close of the Jacobite war he 
entered the Austrian service with a 
battalion of 500 men. See D'Alton's 
K. James 1 Army List, ii. 732. 

7 he Annals of Clonmacnoise. 




Con ell 


Crwyn Bagroye 

Eahagh Cova, (of whom 

O'Heachagh in Ulster 

is said.) 
Fiacha Araye (of whom 

Dalnary is said) 
Enos G. 
Fergus G. 
Tybradye Tyrey 
Breassall brick 


Fiachy finawnus 

Iriell Glunmar 

Conell Kearnagh 










Silelawe, desunt 4 gene- 

Ollavv Fodla 
Fiaghy Finsglothy 
Sedna Art 
Miletus Hispanus &c 

In the year 1170 last mentioned, there was a great 
Convocation of the clergie of Ireland at Clonfert by com- 
misson from the Pope, for the reformation of certaine 
abuses of a long time used in Ireland. These were the 
Bishops and clergy that were in that assemblye, vidz* 
o'Twahall 1 arch Bushopp of Dublin and Leynster, Legat of 
Ireland and Bishop of Meath, Echytygerne mMoylekieran 
Bishop o'Kervell bushopp of Uriell, Cadla o'Duffie arch- 
bushopp of Conaught, Cealachar o'Carmeady bushopp of 
Clonfert, Tomaltagh o'Connor bushopp of Moyelie, o'Moyle- 
fomer B. o'Rwadan Bishop, Abbott of Clonvicknose, cowarb 

1 O' Twahall. Laurence. His Life has been written by the Rev. John 

2 J4 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

of St. Queran, and the cowarb of Saint Brandon &c, where 
it was laid down by them by a Constitution that noe layman 
should have the rule of any Church or Church matters from 
thence forth, that noe portion Canons should be sought of 
women theire husbands liveing, that Holy Orders should 
not be given to bushopp nor Priests sonns, and for example 
of these their Constitutions, they tooke the livings of seven 
bushopps that had Bushopricks and were laymen. 1 There 
was money 2 coyned in Clonvickenos this year. Lorcan 
o'Twahall archbushopp of Dublin and legat of Ireland died 
in England. 3 

nSo. The church of the Nunns of Clonvicknos was 
finished by the lady Dervorgill daughter of Morrogh o'Me- 
laghlen before mentioned this year. Dervaile daughter of 
o'Melaghlen and wife of Randalphe m c Coghlan, m c Coghlans 
sonne, died this year. 

1181. Sir John Coursey returned again to Downe Da- 
leahglasse, and repaired to his house there. Clonard was 
well renewed by his own natives being altogether spoyled, 
razed, and defaced by the Danes and other foreigners before. 
Dowchauley daughter of o'Roirck queen of Ireland, and wife 
to Rory o'Connor king of Ireland, died in pennance. Miles 
Cogan, Raymond de la Grosse, Keannkoylean, and the two 
sons of Fitz Stephen, were killed by mTyre prince of Imo- 
kuylle. 4 There was a great slaughter of Englishmen by the 
Welshmen this yeare, there were 28 of their chiefest slaine. 
It is not knowen how many of the inferiour sort because the 
slaughter was soe great that they could not be numbred. 
The most part of the Englishmen that were in the north were 
slaine by Ulstermen this yeare. The steeple of Ardbracan 

1 Laymen. St. Bernard speaks nor, in which silver coins were 
of this abuse in the Irish Church, struck. Antiquities, p. 204. 

and he says eight laymen in succes- 3 England. In the monastery of 

sion had taken possession of the Eu, in Normandy, November i4th. 

temporalities of Armagh. See his He was canonized by Pope Honorius 

Life of St. Malachy, ch. 7. III. in 1225. 

2 Money. Ware says a mint was 4 Imokuylle. Now a barony in 
established here by Turlogh O'Con- the south-west of Co. Cork. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 215 

fell this yeare. Donnogh o'Kervell prince of Uriell (who 
killed king Mortaugh m c Neale) died. 

1182. William the Conqueror king of England died in 
Normandy in the yeare of our Lord 1082. William Rufus 
son of king William the Conqueror succeeded next after his 
father and raigned 13 years, a great persecutor of the church 
and at last was by mischance slaine by S r Walter Tyrrell 
knight with an arrow at new forrest. Also Henery the first 
after hee raigned 35 years died in anno 1137, he was sur- 
named Henry Beauclearck. King Steephen reigned 19 yeares 
and died in Anno 1155. Henry the second after he raigned 
king of England 33 years died in Anno 1190, he began his 
conquest of Ireland about the fourteenth yeare of his raigne 
of England. 

There are soe many leaves lost or stolen out of the ould 
Irish book which I Translate, that I doe not know how to 
handle it, but to satisfie your request, I will translate such 
places in the book as I can read, and yett in the mean while 
I shall entreat you to hold me excused for not nameing the 
kings deputies and Englishmen therein contained by their 
right names, for I goe by the words of the ould booke and 
not by my owen invention, which is soe illfavouredly and 
confusedly handled, that mine author could not gett his pen 
to name the Kings of England or other foraigne contryes by 
their proper names but by such Irish names as he pleased to 
devise out of his owen head, although he was a great Latinist 
and Scholler, which I thought fitt to declare for mine owen 
excuse soe I rest 

Yrs assuredly 

C. M. G. 

ngg. Cahall Crovdearg 1 o'Connor preyed Fouver, upon 
the followers of Cahall Carragh, 2 where Cahall Carragh slew 
Moyleguley offlehertie prince of the west of Connaught, and 

1 Crovdearg. - - i. e. the red- 2 C. Carragh. Be was son of 
handed. On the origin of this Conor Maenmoy, son of Roderic 
name see Annals P.M., iii. 210. O'Connor, the last ardrigh. 

2 1 6 The. Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

the knight, Grandchild of Donnogh o'Melaghlen, young 
prince of Meath, and Hugulat m'Convey o'Leygachan. 
Cahall Carragh o'Connor with the forces of William Burk, 
Mortagh o'Bryen, and Connor Roe o'Bryan, deposed Cahall 
Crovdearg o'Connor and banished him to the North of 
Connaught & tooke hostages of all Connaught, they preyed 
and tooke the spoyles of the Hospittalls of Clonvicknos, 
Bushoppe and all the churches of Connaught of that 
voyadge. Richard the first King of England died this 

1 200. Meiler, 1 and the Englishmen of Leinster came 
to Clonvicknose to meet with Cahall Carragh o'Connor, 
where they remained together 2 nights and at last tooke the 
spoyles of the towen and churches. Rory mDonnsleyve 
o'Heoghaa king of Ulster, was killed by John De Coursey 
and his Englishmen. Cadley o'Duffie arch-bushopp of all 
Connaught died. Cahall Crovdearg o'Connor, o'Neale, and 
these of Fermanagh, preyed Arteagh 2 and Varde eallae, 3 
and at last Cahall departed from his assotiats ill content. 
Cahall Carragh and William Power overtooke o'Neale and 
these of Farmannagh and gave them an overthrow where 
o'Heignye King of Farmannagh with many others were 
slaine. Cahall Crovdearg o'Connor accompanied with the 
forces of John De Coursey and Hugh Delacie, passed through 
Connaught untill they came to Tyrefiaghragh Ainye, 4 where 
they were mett by Cahall Carragh o'Connor, with all his 
Irish and English forces, and were overthrown and pursued 
to Royndowne 5 (now called Teagh Eoin or Johns town neer 
Loghrie) John De Coursey was forsed to take boate when he 

^Meiler. FitzHenry, illegitimate 5 Royndowne. Eight miles west 

son of Henry II. and of Nesta. He of Athlone, on the western shore of 

was made Justiciary the year be- Lough Ree. A considerable part 

f re - of the castle is still standing. The 

2 Arteagh. A district in Co. dun, from which it takes its name, 
Roscommon, including the parish is said to have been erected by 
of Tibohine. See Annals P.M., Turgesius. A priory of Knights of 
m - JI 9- St. John was founded here in the 

3 Varde eallae. Not identified. reign of King John. Mon. Hib. t 

4 T. Ainye. See p. 77, antea. p. 617. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 2 1 7 

came to that place, and his people knew not where to betake 
themselves for their safety, but only by saileing into the 
Islands of Loghrie, where an infinite number of them were 
slaine and drowned. Soone after Cahall Crovdearg was taken 
deceatfully by the Englishmen ofMeath, and by Hugh Delacy 
the younger and was conveighed to the Castle of the Obber, 1 
there to be safely kept, untill he had given them theire pay, 
which he was content to give in part, and for the rest to give 
security, by which means he was sett at liberty, and imme- 
diately went to Mounster to MaCarthye and Wm Burke. And 
for John Coursey after slaying of his people, (as before 
you heard) returned to Ulster again. Some of Meyler 
Bermingham's people tooke the spoyle of the castle of 
Ardmurcher, 2 and burnt all the houses of the markett. 

1201. Cahall Crovdearg and William Burke with all 
theire forces of English and Irishmen came to Connaught, 
passed from Limerick to Tvvayme, 3 from thence to Owran, 4 
from thence to Oylfyn, from thence to the Carrickof Loghke, 5 
from thence to the abbey of Athdalaragh, 6 where the cham- 
bers and roomes of that abbey were the lodgings of the 
armye. Cahall m c Connor o'Dermott went to prey the lands 
of m c Dermott and was slaine by Teige m c Connor Moenmoy 
there alsoe Cahall Carragh o'Connor king of Conaught 
came in view of the said forces, to a place called Gurtin 
Covvle Lwachra, 7 and from thence he came to the skirmish 
between his forces and them, who finding his people discom- 
fitted and put to flight, was killed himself by the miracles of 
St. Queran together with Koylle m c Dermott o'Moylerwayne 
and many others. Cahall Crovdearge and William Burk 
after committing these great slaughters went with their 

1 Obber. i.e. Nobber, ten miles Mon. Hib., p. 617. 

north of Kells. The castle is still 5 C. of Loghke. -The residence 
standing. of the M c Dermots of Moylurg in 

2 Ardmurcher, Now Horseleap, Lough Ce, near Boyle. 

in the barony of Moycashel, Co. 6 Athdalaragh. The Cistercian 
Westmeath. Abbey of Boyle, founded in 1161, by 

3 Twayme. Tuam. Maurice O'Duffy. 

4 Owran. Oran, in the barony 7 G. Cowle Lwachra. Novi obso- 
of Ballymoe, Co. Roscommon. See lete. 

2 1 8 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

forces toMoynoy 1 and Moylorge, over Donleoy intoMoynemoy, 
from thence to West Connaught, untill they came to Cownge 2 
of St. Fehine, where they then kept theire Easter. At which 
time William Burk and the sonns of Rory o'Flathvertye privily 
consulted and conspired together to kill Cahall Crovedearge 
o'Connor, which God prevented, for they were by great 
oaths sworne to each other befor which whosoever would 
break was to be excommunicated with booke, bell and candle. 
William Burke sent his souldiers to distrain for their payes 
and wages throughout Connaught, who were soone cut off, 
for 6 or 700 of them were soone after slain. William Burk 
afterwards repayred to Lymbrick, and Cahall Crovdearg 
tooke upon him the name of King of Connaught again. 
Teige o'Broyne prince of Lwynie in Meath died. Moriegh 
m c Neale ffox o'Kaharnye died. William Burk and the sons 
of Connor tooke a great prey from the clergie and monkes 
of St Brandon, 3 and tooke great spoyles also from the abbott 
of Malone, 4 and the bushop of Morican 5 till they came to the 
place called Sn&riie -OA en, 6 which is as much to say in English 
as the Swiming of the two birds. 

1202. William Burke and the sons of Connor Meenmay 
with great and maine forces, about the first of February, 
came to Connaught, tooke the spoiles of Clonfert, church, 
town, and all, from thence went to Milick, 7 tooke the spoyles 
thereof alsoe, and founded a castle adjoining to the church, 
from thence William Burke came to the abbey of Cnockmoy 8 

1 Moynoy. i.e. Magh Naoi. See abbey as his place of burial. See 
p. in, antea, where it is called Ware's Bishops, p. 170. 

Moye Je. 5 Morican. He was bishop of 

2 Cownge. i.e. Cong, at the Clonmacnoise from 1171 to 1213, 
northern end of Lough Corrib ; Ibid. 

founded by St. Fechin in the early 6 SnAiriex)Aen. The ancient name 

part of the 7th century. of that part of the Shannon which 

3 St Brandon. Perhaps Clon- lies between Clonmacnoise and 
fert, in South Galway, where St. B. Clonburren in Co. Roscommon. 
founded a monastery about 560. ''Milick. Five miles south of 

4 Malone. He was bishop of Clonfert. 

Clonmacnoise from 1230 to 1236. 8 Cnockmoy. Six miles south-east 
Very probably he had been a monk of Tuam ; it was founded for Cister- 
at Kilbeggan, for he chose this cians in 1190 by Cathal O'Connor. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 2 1 9 

which he preyed and spoyled of all things whatsoever both 
great and small, and from thence held on marching through 
Connaught preying and spoileing all places both temporall 
and spirituall without respect, untill he came to Mayoe of the 
English where they killed the two sonns of Hugh Dall 
O'Connor, came also from thence to Cownga of St. ffehin, 
where he did likewise spoyle the towne and church and 
stayed for a long space. The Englishmen of Milick and 
Sile Anmchye accompanied with the 2 families of Moyntyr 
Kenay, and Moyntyr Milchon came to Clonvicknose upon the 
feast day of Saint Gregory, preyed and spoyled the church, 
Sanctuary, and towne of Clonvicknose ; the next friday the 
said company came to Clonvicknose and tooke the like spoyles 
from thence, and though the first spoyles were much, yett the 
second were farr greater. Some of Delvin were at the 
taking of the said spoyles, they took from out of the church the 
holy vestments, books, chalices, cloth, Linnen, and corn, and 
all other things they could finger soe that they left the 
croftes, gardens, and houses of the town wast and voyde, 
like an empty chaos without any manner of thing but their 
empty and foot-troden grounds. After doing of which 
William Burke returned again to Milick, and from thence he 
marched to Limerick and left a good company to guard the 
castle of Meelick. The ward seeing William gon they fled 
by night out of the castle and followed William into the south. 
Meyler Bremyngham accompanied with the forces of Cahall 
Crovdearg o'Connor king of Connaught, consisting of a 
great army of English and Irishmen, marched on till they 
came to Lymberick, and banished William Burk from out the 
same and refused to give him one castle 1 there, and caused 
him to go to England, to the king, and afterwards Meyler, 
the king of Connaght, and o'Bryan parted with one another, 
in peaceable and friendly manner, with good attonement and 
agreement between them, and immediately the king of Con- 
naught broke down the castle of Meelick. There was great 
scarcity of victualls throughout the whole kingdom of Ireland 

1 One castle. A portion of it is still standing in the English town. 

22O The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

this year, that infinite numbers of the meaner sort perished 
for want, and there was plenty of milk. 

1203. Hugh Delacye brought a great army with him to 
Ulster into the town of Downe daleithglasse, where he was 
mett by S r John Coursey & his forces, where in a long 
encounter of battle Coursey was overthrowen, his people 
slain, and himself banished into England. 

1204. William Burk tooke the spoyles of all the churches 
of Connaught, vidzt. Clonvicknose, Clonfert, Milick, Kill- 
bryan, 1 the churches of o'ffiachragh, Twayne, Killeneoene, 2 
Killeneoyne, 3 Mayo of the English, Cownga of St ffehin, the 
abby of Ath-da-laragh, Ailfin, Uaran, Roscommon, with many 
other churches. God and the patrons of these churches 
shewed theire miracles upon him that his entrayles and 
fondament fell from his privie place and it trayled after him 
even to the very earth, whereof he died, impenitently without 
shrive or extrem unction or good Buriall in any church in the 
Kingdom but in a wast town. These and many other re- 
proachful wordes my author layeth down in the ould books, 
which I was loth to translate because they were uttered by 
him for the disgrace of soe worthy and noble a man as 
William Burk was, and left out other his reproachful words 
which he (as I conceave) rather declared of an evil will he 
did beare towards the said William than any other just cause. 
John De Coursey and the Englishmen of Meath fell to great 
contentions, strifes, and debates among themselves, which at 
last fell to a deadly warr, to the ruine and destruction of Ulster. 
John was gon to the contrye of tireowen or tireone. Hugh 
De Lacy went to England. 

1205. MGoill of Bealykervell prince of Elie was killed 
by the English. Hugh Delacie the younger took the spoyles 
of Ardmach, which was soone after revenged upon him by the 
Saints of Ireland. Gillebrenyn o'Bichollye cowarb of Leith- 
mancan died. Moylekieran o'Kelly of Rahine cowarb of 

1 Killbryan.Not identified. 3 Killeneoyne. Now Kilmaine, a 

2 Killeneoene. Killenen, in the parish and barony in the south of 
barony of Dunkellin, Co. Galway. Co. Mayo. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 221 

St Suanus in Rahine, died. 47 houses both great and small 
were burnt about the place called Liseanabby in Clonvick- 
nose. There was an alter of stone made by Melaghlen 
o'Melaghlen and these of Clonvicknose with the degree 
thereof in the great church of Clonvicknose aforesaid. Meiler 
the younger son of Meyler Bermingham besieged Limebrick, 
and at last tooke the same per force, for which cause there 
arose great dissention between the English of Meath. In 
which dissention Cowley mcConvey o'Leygaghan was killed 
by these of Kinnaleagh, he was chief of Sile Ronan 1 with many 
other hurts done amongst the Englishmen themselves. 

1206. Cahall o'Malone arch Bushop with the o'Neales 
and Connaught men, died the 8 th of February, I mean the 8 th 
of the Ides of February, he for his great riches, hapiness, 
learning, and many other good partes was held in great 
reverence, ended his life with a very happy and commendable 
end at Clonvicknose. Eaght daughter of Rowrie o' Connor 
king of Connought died. The sonnes of Art o'Melaghlen 
preyed the town of Baleloghloe, 2 and burnt part thereof, were 
overtaken by Melaghlen begg o'Melaghlen. Gille Crowher- 
frey m c Carrhon and certaine English forces, were in pursuite 
that route of Meathmen were discomfitted and putt to flight, 
killed Mortagh or Morrogh son of Melaghlen begg, Mortaugh 
m c Donnogh Koyle, and alsoe Morrogh m c Morrogh o'Kelly 
was taken. Robert Delacie son of Hugh Delacie, died. 

1207. There arose great warrs in Leinster between the 
Englishmen there, vidz*- between Meyler and Geffrey March, 3 
and also William Marschall, 4 which soon brought all Leinster 
and Mounster to utter destruction. There arose alsoe the like 
contention and strife between Meyler and Hugh Delacie 
that between the said parties the land of Foherties was 
wasted, preyed and destroyed. The sons of Hugh Delacie 

1 Sile Ronan.lhe tribe-name of Marisco. He was Viceroy in 1216. 
the O'Flynns of Co. Roscommon. *W. Marsc/iatl.He was son of 

2 Baleloghloe. A village 6 miles William M., who married the heiress 
east of Athlone, the residence of of Strongbow, and in right of her 
Magauley, chief of Calry. became Earl of Pembroke and Lord 

3 G. March. Usually called De of Leinster. 

222 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

with the forces of the English of Meath lay seige to the castle 
of Ardnurcher, and the same continued for the space of five 
weeks, untill they forsed Meyler to abandon and forsake all 
the cantred of Kinaleagh from Burr to Killare. 1 An English 
bushop was sent over into this land by the king of England 
to govern the land as Deputy thereof, he was Bushop of 
Norway, 2 and was excommunicated by the Pope together 
with all Englishmen in England (which excommunication 
hung over them for the space of two or three yeares, in so 
much that their churches did not use the sacraments dureing 
the said time. The English of Meath and Leinsterwith their 
forces went to Killaloe to build a castle there, near the 
Borowe, 3 and were frustrated of their purpose, did neither 
castle nor other thing worthy of memory, but lost some men 
and horses in theire jorney, and soe returned to their houses 
back again. Moriertagh mBryen an Tleyve besiedged the 
castle of Byrre and at last burnt the whole town. The castle 
of Athronny 4 in Lease was spoyled altogether by the said 
Mortagh and the sonnes of o'Connor of Connaught, slew 
many of the inhabitants, and after taking away all the 
cowes, sheep, harnesses, and other things therein, they 
burnt the towne. David Breathnagh 5 bushopp of Waterford 
was killed by o'Foylan of the Desies. The castle of Kenedy, 
the castle of Burre, and the castle of Lothra, were broken 
downe and quite destroyed by the said Mortagh o'Bryen. 
Mortagh o'Donnell o'Bryen prince of Thomond was taken 
by the Englishmen of Limerick against the wills of 3 

1 Killare. Or Kinclare. The is given in Stokes' Anglo-Norman 

name is now obsolete. It was Church, p. 242. 

situated a little to the west of 3 Borowe Now Balboru, a hill 

Lismoney. in the neighbourhood of Killaloe. 

2 Norway. Recte Norwich. King See Mr. T. J. Westropp's account 

John was excommunicated by the of Killaloe in the Journal of the 

Pope for intruding him into the R. S. A. for 1893, p. 183. 

archbishopric of Canterbury. See * Athronny. Now Ballyroan, 

Lingard's H. of England, ii. 221. 4 miles south of Maryborough. 

He was Justiciary from 1210 to b Breathnagh. Anglicised Walsh. 

1213. An interesting sketch of this He is mentioned in the Annals 

warlike Bishop's career in Ireland F. M., under 1208. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 223 

Bushopps by the procurement of his owne brother Donnogh 
Carbreagh mDonnell o'Bryan. 

1208 or 9. The king of England King John, with a great 
company 1 of men and shipps came into Ireland and landed at 
Dublin, 2 came from thence to Tibreydultan, called Ard- 
brackan in Meath, where Cahall Crovdearg o'Connor came 
to the kings house, banished Walter Delacy out of Meath 
into England. Whereupon the king and o'Connor with his 
fleet separated, and went to Carrickffergus, and banished 
Hugh Delacie from out of Ulster into England. o'Neale 
came then to the king of Englands house, and departed 
from him again without hostages or securitie. o'Connor 
returned to his own house from thence. The king of 
England lay siege to Carrickffergus, and compelled the 
warde to leave the same, and put a strong ward of his owne 
into the same; and from thence the king came to Rath 
Gwary or Rathgwayrie, 3 o'Connor came again to the kings 
house and yealded him four hostages vidz t- Connor God 
o'Hara prince of Lwayne 4 in Connaught, Dermott mac Connor 
o'Moyleronie, Ffinn o'Carmackan, chieftain of Klyn Kelly, 
and Torvearan mGallgoyle : the king of England soone after 
went for England and conveighed his hostages with him. 
The English bushopp before mentioned the English of 
Meath and theire forces went to Athlone and there made a 
castle and bridg. The Englishmen of Munster accompanied 
with Geffrey March, Thomas Fitz Moris fitz Gerald, 5 and 
Donnogh Carbreagh o'Bryan with their forces marched 
through Connaught, till they mett with the said Bushopp (that 
was Deputy) at Athlone aforesaid, where they constituted and 
ordained a certain rent to the king of England out of the 
lands of Ireland in generall as well of the Englishmen as 

1 Company. Seven hundred 4 Lwayne. Luigne, the territory 
ships. Ibid., iii. 162. now comprised in the diocese of 

2 Dublin. Rather at Waterford. Achonry. 

3 Rathgwayrie. Rathwire, six 8 Fitz Gerald. He was third son 
miles south-west of Mullingar. De of Maurice, the first of the family 
Lacy erected a castle here. who came to Ireland, and ancestor 

224 ^ e <d- nna l s f Clonmacnoise. 

. Mortagh Moyneagh mTerlaugh, tanist or next 
successor of the kingdome of Connaught, died. The castle 
of Keyleuskie 1 was made by Gilbert m c Cosdealvie ; o'Neale 
came with his forces to the place, caused them to desist 
from building thereof, killed the builders with the constable 
of the place called Henry the younger. The English bushopp 
that was Deputy, and Richard Tuite founded a stone castle 
in Athlone, wherein there was a tower of stone built, which 
soon after fell & killed the said Richard Tuite with eight 
Englishmen more. My author sayeth that this befell by the 
miracles of St. Queran, of St. Peter and St. Paule, upon whose 
land the castle was built. 

cloici x)o oen&iri ^5 &t tuA-m l& jA-tt^ib .1. t,&-p m 
nj&ilt-er-poc 7 t& tlioc&p-o "Delimit) COJA ctoici t>o ti)en&tTi if &n 

, 7 & cuicim co \\o rn&]\'b IIIOC&JA-O 7 

The English bushopp being Deputy went for England, 
and was excommunicated by the Pope at once with the king, 
and all the men and women of England, in so much that 
during the said excommunication there was noe holy orders 
given, noe mass celebrated, noe christning or Extrem Unction 
used, or noe ceremonies performed at burialls in any place in 
England. There was a great convocation of the clergie of 
Connaught before the bushopp of Twayme, to make consti- 
tutions, for the taking away the Termine lands or Cowarb 
lands, and annexing them to the bushopricks of the diocess 
where they lay, where the cowarb of St. Patrick, the cowarb 
of St. Brandon, the cowarb of St. Queran, and the cowarb of 
St ffechine with many others appeared. Cahall Crovdearg 
O'Connor fell sick of a great disease, and through the 
grieveousness of his maladie hee lost the use of his feet for a 

of the Earls of Desmond. See The 2 r>" This is but an almost 

Earls of Kildare, p. 10. literal Irish translation of the ten 

1 Keyleuskie. i.e. narrow water, lines which immediately precede 

near C. Caldwell, Co. Fermanagh, it. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 225 

time, and notwithstanding his sickness Connaght received no 
great losses, and at last he recovered his health. 

12 1 1. Ranelt daughter of Rowry o'Connor died. The 
English Bushop came over into this land again and was 
deputie thereof and went with all the forces of Ireland to 
Cloneis 1 in the North where he built a castle, the English 
Bushopp sent ceitain of the army to Magmahons land to 
take the preyes of the contry, were overtaken and mett by 
Magmahon, who slew divers of them about Meyler. Meyler 
Robert, and Meyler himself and divers of the Englishmen 
of Leinster, tooke and caused them to leave the prey and 
horses and gave them many fierce onsetts as well by night 
as by day from thence forward. The Deputie came from 
thence to Leinster and sent for the forces of Munster, whoe 
came accordingly with Donnogh Carbreagh o'Bryan, and 
marched with all their forces to Killnegrann, in ffercall, now 
called Killmore, where they were met by Cormack m c Art 
o'Melaghlen who discomfitted them, where they left all 
their cowes, horses, gold, silver, and other things to the 
said Cormack. Cahall Crovdearg o'Connor went to the 
Deputies house to Dublin to keep Christmasse with him and 
returned afterwards to his owen house. Cormack m c Art 
o'Melaghlen expelled the Englishmen out of Delvin and 
gave a great overthrow to a company of Englishmen that 
were left to defend that contry, in which discomfiture, Robertt 
Dongomer, their constable and chiefe head was slain together 
with Gillernew mCoghlan the prince of Delvins son. 

12 1 2. Gillebert m c Cosdealvie was killed by o'Heignie by 
the procurement and setting on of o'Neale. William Pettit 2 
died. o'Neall with the forces of the North assaulted the 
castle of Cloneis afterwards, and took the same and killed 
all the warde that were therein. Mortagh o'Bryan, Donnell 
mDonnell o'Melaghlen, Cowlen o'Dempsye, and Donnell 
Clannagh m c Gillepatrick gave an overthrow to Cormack 

1 Cloneis. Clones, Co. Mona- tine of Mullingar. See Hib. Dom., 
ghan. pp. 210 and 264, and D' Alton's 

2 Pettit. They were barons pala- Army List, ii. 231. 

22 6 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

m c Art o'Melaghlen, where were killed Gillechrist mMur- 
rogh m c Coghlan, and Donslevie m c Connor m c Coghlan with 
many others. Donnell m c Donnell Bregach 1 o'Melaghlen 
next in succession of Meath and Irish of Ireland made a 
jorney to take a prey from Meyler Bermingham, whoe was 
overtaken by Meyler himself and great forces of both English 
and Irishmen, who killed the said Donnell with many others 
with him at the river of Rahan in ffercall. The Englishmen 
of Meath with their greatest forces tooke their journey to 
Kilnegrann in Ffercall where they were mett by Cormack 
m c Art o'Melaghlen, and were quite overthrowne by Cormack, 
with a slaughter of the chiefest and principallest Englishmen 
in Meath as Ferrus Mersey, 2 the two sons of Leyunie Wanie, 3 
and William Howard, with many others of them, that they 
left all their cattle, both horses and cowes, gould and silver, 
shirts of maile, & pursued them to the abby of Kilbegan, and 
the place called Beallaghmonie ne Sirrhidye. 4 Melaghlen 
m'Cahall Carragh o'Connor was killed by Jeffrey March of 
that jorney. 

1213. Melaghlen m c Coghlan prince of Delvin died in 
pilgrimage in the abby of Kilbeggan. Cormack mArt 
o'Melaghlin tooke a great prey from the Towne of Ardnurcher, 
and the next morrow after tooke the spoyles of the castle of 
Ardnurcher, and markett of the same, he tooke many other 
small preys and booties. The said Cormack mArt tooke a 
prey from the castle of Kinclare, 5 together with the spoiles of 
the bwane 6 and markett of the said towne, and alsoe killed 
many of the Englishmen, that they left him 28 horses with 8 
other harnished horses and shirts of maile, and burnt many 
men in the said town, Returned to his own house without loss. 
All the forces of the English of Ulster, Mounster, Lynster, and 
Meath, together with all the Irish forces that owed service to- 

^Bregach. i.e. liar, or the ^B. ne Sirrhidye. Not identi- 

inhabitant of Bregia. fied. 

z F. Mersey. i.e. Pierce Mason. 6 Kinclare. A townland in the 

Annals F. M., ad ann. parish of Ardnurcher. 

3 Z. Wanie. The sons of Sleviny. 6 Bwane. The enclosure round 

Ibid. the castle. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 227 

the king of England throughout all the provinces and parts 
of Ireland assembled and mett together at the Bridg of 
Tinnie 1 to assault the said Cormack m c Art o'Melaghlen, 
whom they did alsoe meet at a place then called Clare-ath- 
monce, now called Kilclare adjoining to Lismoyne, and 
were fought coragiously withall, where four principall men of 
the said Cormack' s armye were slain, as Rory o'Kiergie and 
others. The english army came from thence to Delvin 
m c Coghlan, and soe to Clonvicknose where they built a 
castle, also they finished and made the castles, of Dorow, 
Byrre, and Kinnety of that voyage. Moriegh o'Moriean 2 
bushopp of Clonvicknose, a very venerable, ould, Learned, 
and witty man, and one compleat with all the good parts 
belonging to one of his function, Died. ifinn o'Dempsy 
and his brother Donogh, were taken by Geffry March most 
deceiptfully, and conwayed hin to Dublin, where he was 
bound to a horse Taile & soe haled through all the streets 
and afterwards hanged. Terlagh m c Cahall Croudearg 
O'Connor, the king of Connaughts sonn, died in restraint 
with the Englishmen. Cormack m c Art o'Melaghlen went to 
Athboy, and there devised a stratageme to make the ward 
to come out of the castle and killed tenn of them immediately, 
and took all the preyes and spoyles of the towne with him. 
Soone after he departed the contry and came after a long 
space into the contry againe, tooke all the spoyles of Melagh- 
len Begg o'Melaghlen, and killed some of his people, and 
amongst the rest killed the knight called the son of William 
Moylyn and tooke the possession of the contry againe in spight 
of them. Cormack mArt tooke the spoyles of the castle of 
Smerhie 3 together with all the cowes, horses, and other cattle 
in the towne, was overtaken and fought withall by the 
English of the Towne, where the English forces were over- 
throne, three of their knights slaine with their constable and 

1 Tinnie. O'Donovan conjee- which he occupied this See is uncer- 

tures this was a wooden bridge on tain. See Ware's Bishops, p. 170. 

the Brosna or the Silver River. 3 Smerhie. Perhaps Smear, in 

Annals F. M. t iii. 183. the barony of Granard, Co. Long- 

2 M. d 1 Moriean. The time during ford. 

Q 2 

228 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

chiefeman, and Cormack brought himself men and prey 
home safe and sound. 

1214. Lorcan o'Twahall young prince of Leinster and 
next successor in the Superiority of that province (if he had 
lived) was killed by Melaghlen Oge m c Melaghlen, and o'Conor 
of Affailie in Moyne Corrie (now called Ballinechowrry 1 ) in 
ifercall. There was a synod 2 of all the clergie and prelates in 
Christendome in Rome this year before Innocentius 3 rd Pope 
where there appeared foure hundred bushops, eight hundred 
abbotts, and an inumerable number of other spirituall men, 
to examine and decide the doubts that then arose among 
Christians, and to lay down constitutions for their amend- 
ment of life for the tyme to come. 

1215. The king of England was deposed by his own 
subjects and ordained that the French king's sonne should 
succeed him in the kingdome, and soone after the king of 
England died. William sonne of Hugh Delacye came from 
England and tooke upon him the kingdome of Meath and 
government thereof. Whereupon there arose great conten- 
tion and warrs between the English of the south of Ireland 
in generall and him, whereby many Damages and losses of 
preys and spoyles were sustained by either party. Gille- 
koewgyn o'Keally was taken in the abby 3 of St. Peter in 
Athlone, and from thence was convayed to Trymm and 
there hanged. This man was o'Kelly of Brey. Murrogh 
o'Molloy prince of ffercall was killed by these of Affalie. 

1216. The busshopp of Conackine 4 called B of Morie 5 died. 
Melaghlen o'Dempsy was killed by those of ffearkeall and 
Meylers people. Geffrey March founded a castle 6 at Killaloe, 
and forced the inhabitants to receive an English Bushop. 7 

1 Ballinechowrry. In the parish Ardagh. 

of Ballymore, Co. Westmeath. 6 B. of Morie. i.e. Adam O'Mur- 

2 Synod. The fourth General redai. See Ware's Bishops, p. 
Council of Lateran. 250. 

3 Abby. Of Cistercians. It stood *Castle SeeMr.TJ.Westropp's 
near the present castle, on the west- account of Killaloe, its ancient 
ern bank of the river. The date of palaces, &c., in the Journal of 
its foundation is uncertain. Jt. S. A. I. for 1893, p. 190. 

Conackine. Conmaicne, i. e. 7 Bushop. Robert Travers. In 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 229 

1217. More, o'Bryens daughter, Cahall Croudarg o'Con- 
nors wife, died. King John died this year in the abbey of 
Swynshed being poysoned by drinking of a cup of ale 
wherein there was a Toad pricked with a Broach. 

1218. Henry III. began his raign and raigned 65 years. 
Melaghlin and Rory mCoghlan the 2 joynt princes of Delvin 
died in pillgrimade in the abbey of Kilbeggan. This year 
was wett, wyndie, and boysterous, with great destruction of 

1219. Walter Delacie and the sone of William Burk 
came over from England. 

1 220. Jacob the Popes Legatt came to Ireland this year, 
went about all the Kingdom for the reformation of the 
inhabitants and constituted many wholsome rules for their 
salvation. Melaghlen m c Melaghlin Begg o'Melaghlin was 
drowned in Loghrie. Walter Delacye and the English of 
Meath with theire forces went to Athliag, where they founded 
a castle, which they finished almost, whereupon Cahall 
Croudearg king of Conaught with his forces went to the west 
of the river of Synen, which the Englishmen seeing them 
encamped in Calae 1 were strucken with fear, and came to an 
atonement of truce, the Englishmen returned to their owne 
houses, and Cahall Crowdearg broke downe the said castle. 
The two sonns of Mortogh o'Bryan were killed by the 
englishmen of Munster for taking theire prey before. 

1221. The sone of Gillenenew mConn o'Seagnossa tooke 
a house upon Gillemochoynne o'Cahall prince of Kyneleagh, 
who killed him after his comeing forth. 

1222. Albyn o'Molloye, 2 bushop of ffernes, Died. Hugh 
Delacye came over from England and took divers spoyles in 
the east parts of Meath, he was Earle of Ulster. William 
Delacy and the English of Meath with their forces founded a 

1 22 1 he was deprived of the See by z O'Molloye. He held the See of 

the Papal Legate. See Ware's Ferns from 1186 to 1222. He had 

Bishops, p. 591. been abbot of the Cistercian house 

1 Calae, A district included in of Baltinglas. His reply to Giraldus 

the parish of Rathclin, in the west Cambrensis is well known. See 

of Co. Longford. Ware's Bishops, p. 439- 

230 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

castle at Loghloygeaghann. 1 The Conaughtmen of the other 
side came with theire forces to Loghloygeachan, the ward of 
the said castle came forth to the principals of Conaught and 
as soone as they were out of the castle, the Conaught men 
broke the same and soe departed. 

1223. Cahall Crovdearg o'Connor, king of Conaught 
and king of the Irish of Ireland, one that used reverence and 
Bounty towards the church, one both rich, fortunate and 
happy, 2 died in Broyeoll 3 in Conaught and Hugh m c Cahall 
his son was constituted king of Conaught in his place. 
William Marshall Deputie of Ireland departed over into 

1224. Melaghlin mNeale manteannie alias Ffox o'Ca- 
harnie, Died in the flower of his happy estate. Donogh 
mageoghegan was slaine. Hugh o'Neal and Tireowen with 
theire forces accompanied with Terlaugh o'Connor and his 
brother, the sonnes of Rory o'Connor with their forces alsoe, 
wasted and destroyed all Moylorge Artagh and the most 
part of the contrey of Moynoy. Donn m c Oyreaghty made a 
Retrayt upon Hugh o'Connor and afterwards went to o'Neals 
house. O'Connor returned to the deputies GefFry March his 
house in Athlone. Whereupon the said Geffry March sent his 
letters to all the parts of Ireland and assembled together his 
forces of the five provinces which, being soe assembled and 
gathered together, the Deputy and o'Connor with their great 
forces sought to Banish o'Neale with the sons of Rory 
o'Connor from out of Conaught, pursued them ; o'Neale 
returned home to his owne house and left the sons of Rowrie 
o'Connor in Conaught, between whom and the forces of the 
Deputy and o'Connor, all Conaught was wasted upon the 
Deputys and o' Connors going to Twayme, from Easroe to 
Clonuicknose, in so much that there was not in all these 

^ Loghloygeaghan. The name is * Broyeoll . Rather at the Cis- 

now obsolete. It is called Inis tercian abbey of Knockmoy, near 

Laodachain and Loch L. in the Tuam. Broyeoll, or Briola, is in 

Annals of Ulster . Co. Roscommon ; little is known 

''Happy. See Annals F. M., iii. of its history. See Mon. Hib., 

213, and Annals of Ulster, ii. 273. p. 606. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 231 

contreys the doore of a church left unburnt, with great slaugh- 
ters of both partyes. Eachmarkagh m c Branan chieftaine 
of Corckaghlan, 1 was killed. Mories m c Murrogh with his 
brothers, Mahon m'Connor Merimoye, Neal o'Teige, Teige 
mac Gilleroe o'Connor, fflann ffallawyn &c. were all killed. 
The son of Rory o'Connor left Connaught. Hugh o'Connor 
took hostages of all the province. Geffry March the Deputie 
with the most part of the English returned to their howses. 

1225. Moylemorey o'Connor of Affalie was killed at 
Rosseglassie 2 by Cowlen o'Dempsy. Donum Dei, 3 Bushop 
of Meath, died. 

1226. Hugh o'Connor king ,of Connaught went to the 
English court of Dublin by the compulsary means of the 
English, they tooke his sonn and daughter as hostages with 
the hostages of all the principall men of Conaught, upon 
examining of some criminall causes there objected to the 
said Hugh, he was found guiltie in their censure and being 
to be aprehended for the same, a speciall friend 4 of his then 
within, and of great favour and power with the king of 
England, did assist Hugh, and by the help of his sword, and 
strength of his hand, he conuayed Hugh away from them, 
and soe departed to Conaught in safety. Within a week after 
the Englishmen kept court in Athlone, whereunto the Con- 
aught men came and tooke captive William March the 
Deputyes sonne, and two other principall men belonging to 
him, and alsoe killed a good knight at his takeing. Connor 
o'Neale m c Caharnie alias ffox, prince of the contry of Teaffa, 
a haughty and hardy man for valour, was killed by a rout of 
Leinstermen that Hugh o'Connor king of Conaught kept 
defending Clowne Barynn. 5 Henry o'Melaghlen son of the 

1 Corckaghlan. In the eastern Bishofis, p. 142. 

part of Co. Roscommon. See An- * Friend. 'William Mareschal, 

nals F. M., iii. 358. his friend, coming in with forces, 

2 Rosseglassie. Now Monaster- rescued him, in spite of the English.' 
evan, Co. Kildare. Annals F. M., iii. 243. 

3 D. Dei. Called by Ware Deo- 5 Clowne Barynn. Now Cloon-_ 
datus. He was Bishop of Meath burren, on the western bank of the 
from 1224 to 1226. See Ware's Shannon, opposite Clonmacnoise. 

232 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

knight o'Melaghlen, was killed by the Englishmen ot 
Ardnurcher. Murtagh M c Melaghlen Begg was also killed 
by the English. Donnogh ne Maliagh alias Donnogh of the 
Browe o'Melaghlen, was killed by the English. Melaghlen 
O'Connor of Affalie was killed by Cullen o'Dempsie. Gille- 
colume o'Molloye was killed by o'More. Donnell o'Keruell 
was killed by the English. Cormack m'Art o'Melaghlen lay 
at a certaine house at Clonvicknose, where being assaulted 
himself, his wife, fosterfather and steward, were taken by the 
English alsoe. Mortagh O'Bryan of Lwyne, Melaghlen 
o'Daly, Connor m c Donell with many others of noble and 
ignoble sort were killed, at last Cormack m c Art redeemed 
himself and the rest with his money and gould out of theire 
hands. Geffry March Deputy of Ireland with a great army 
went to Conaught to expell Hugh o' Connor from out of that 
province, which he did accordingly, and established the 
2 sons of Rory o' Connor named Terlagh and Hugh in the 
possession and superiority thereof. Hugh o'Connor that was 
before king of Connaught, returned from Tireconell, into 
which he was banished by Geffry March, brought with him 
his wife, sone, and his brother Felym o'Connor, and came to 
a place in Conaught called Gortyn Cowle Lwachra, 1 out of 
which place m c Meran his porter fled from him, and betrayed 
him to the sones of Terlagh o'Connor, whoe came privily to 
the said Gortyn, without knowledge of the said Hugh \. 
o'Connor knowing them to be then about the house, tooke 
one of his sons, his brother Ffelym tooke the other sone, and 
so departed safely, save only that the lady Ranelt, Hugh his 
wife and daughter of o'fferall, was taken, Melaghlen m c Hugh 
mcBryen o'Connor was killed and the said Ranelt delivered 
to the Englishmen. The Englishmen immediatly founded a 
castle in Rindown 2 now called Ue&jh eom or John's house 
neer Loghrie. 

1227. Hugh o'Connor came to an atonement with Geffry 
March, and was againe restored to his kingdome of Conaught 

1 G. Cowle Lwachra. Now ob- 2 Rindown. /'. e . John's point, 
solete. See p. 216, antea. 

The Annals of Clomnacnoise. 233 

by the said Deputy, and being afterwards in the Deputys 
house was treacherously killed by an Englishman, for which 
cause the Deputy the next day hanged the Englishman, that 
killed him for that foul fact. The cause of killing the King 
of Connaught was, that after the wife of that Englishman 
that was so hanged by the Deputie had washed his head and 
body with sweet balls and other things, he to gratifie her for 
her service, kissed her, which the Englishman seeing for 
meere jealoussy and for none other cause killed o' Connor pre- 
sently at unawares. Symon Clifford founded and builded the 
castle of Rahan o'Swaynie 1 this yeare. This man gave an 
annuity of 40** to the pryor of Dorow and Convent. The 
castle of Athliag was built by W m Delacie and the English 
of Meath. Ife the daughter of -pe&nn&c, alias fox, died. 
Clonvicknose was burnt thrice in one quarter of a yeare by 
the sone of Donnell Bregach o'Melaghlin. They of fferceall 
gave an overthrow to the sone of Donnell Bregagh and killed 
many of his people. 

1228. Dermott m c Carhie king of Desmond died. Denis 
o'More, 2 Bushopp of oilfyn, died. 

1230. Moylemorie o'Moyleoyne abbott of Clonuicknose, 
a great and worthy house keeper, died. Felym o' Connor, 
brother of Hugh o'Connor, tooke upon him the name of king 
of Connaught. Donogh m c Areaghty was killed by ffelym 
o'Connor and by William Burk in a skirmish at the mount 
called Sliew Seysie. 3 Hugh o'Neale king of Aileagh, the 
greatest spoyler of the Churchmen', and churches of Conaught 
and the onely banisher and extirper of the English, and 
destroyer of the Irish, died. 

1231. There was a meeting betweene the Lord Deputy 
and Ffelym and Donnogh Carbreagh o'Bryen at Milick, 
where Phelym was taken. Donell o'Donnell, with his forces 
came to Cahall o'Reyly and took his wife forceably from him. 

1 R. o'Swaym'e. Rahan, in the Ware, he resigned his See in 1229, 
King's Co. See p. 118, antea. and died in 1231. Bishops, p. 
Nothing remains of this castle, nor 628. 

is its site known. 3 ,5". Seysie. Now the Curlew 

2 Denis o'More. According to mountains, to the north of Boyle. 

234 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

1232. The castle of Bonagaluie 1 was made by the sone of 
William Burk. The sone of Neale o'Gormley chieftaine of 
Kyneal Moan 2 died. 

1233. Hugh mRorye o'Connor, king of Conaught, was 
killed by ffelym o'Connor, together with his brother Donogh 
more mRory, and Hugh Mowneagh m c Rory the same day. 
The castle of Bonegaluie, and the castle of Kallye 3 were 
both fallen down by Felym o'Connor. William Delacy, 
chiefest champion in these parts of Europe, and the hardiest 
and strongest hand of any Englishman from the Nicene seas 
to this place, or Irishman, was hurt in a skirmish in the Brenie, 
came to his house, and there died of the wounde. Charles 4 
o'Connor was also wounded the same day, and died thereof. 
Neale ffox, king of Teaifa land was likewise hurt in the said 
skirmish, came to his house in like manner, and after 
receauing the sacrament of the alter, and Extremunction, 
Died penitently. 

1234. William Marshall gave battle to the rest of the 
Englishmen of Ireland, where William himself was slaine 5 
and Geffry March was taken. Phelym o'Connor, King of 
Conaught with his forces came to Meath, burnt Ballelogh- 
luaha and Ardnurcher with many other townes. 

1235. The English of Ireland went with theire forces to 
Connaught, until they came to the abbye of Boylle, where 
they encamped within the wales of the said abby, tooke all 
the goods that they could finger, as well as holy vestments, 
challices, as alsoe the habits of the monks, and stripped the 
ffryers and monkes very irreverently 6 of their habitts in the 
midst of theire Cloister, tooke also a great prey from Cormack 

1 Bonagaluie. i.e. the end of the p. 95, and for a more detailed 
Galway river. account, Matthew Paris' Hist. 

2 K. Moan. The barony of Ra- Angl., ad ann. 1234. 

phoe, Co. Donegal. 6 Irreverently. The Annals 

3 Castle of ./r. Properly C. na F. M. add : ' The English chiefs 
Caillighe, the Hag's Castle, on an however were disgusted at this, and 
artificial island in Lough Mask. sent back everything they could 

4 Charles. He was the son of find, and paid for what they could 
Cathal Gall, i.e. the Englishman. not find.' iii. 275. See also the 

5 S/ame. See Gilbert's Viceroys, Annals of Ulster, i. 323. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 235 

mDermott, which was then generally called the prey of 
preyes. The carrick of Logh Ke was taken by the said 
English army, and a strong ward was put therein. Cormack 
mArt o'Melaghlen was taken in Athlone by Morish 

1236. The castle of Loghriagh was made by m'William 
Burk. The castle of Ardmach was made by the lord Deputy 
moorish. 1 The said Deputy had a meeting with Felym 
o'Connor at Moy-ney-myne, 2 and being there mett, the 
Deputie with all his forces of horse and ffoot, rushed on 
Phelym to kill him and his people, which ffelym seeing, 
betook himself to the swiftness of his feet, and soe held on 
untill he came to Seysye. Bryen MTerlagh o'Connor was 
then established in the possession of the five cantredes of 
land belonging to the king of Connaught, who preyed the 
province and destroyed it without respect of spirituall or 
temporall lord. Phelym o'Connor with an army came to 
Connaught again and marched on untill he came to John's- 
house, tooke all the spoiles of the town and Hands thereof, 
and left nothing that they could take or see, from the doore 
of the castle forth, ffelym' s camp lay at the market cross 
of the towne, many of the meaner sort of ffelym's army 
were Drownded in the pudle of that towne, he left much of 
the small cattle of the said prey. Hugh o'Malone bushopp 
of Clonuicknos, died amongst the monckes of Kilbeggan. 
The castle of Ullemme Wanagh 3 was founded. 

1237. ffelym o'Connor came againe with another armie 
to Connaught, gaue an ouerthrow to Bryan mTerlagh 
o'Connor, to Connor m c Cormack, and to the rout of Mun- 
stermen and to the sonns of Rory o'Connor, where many 
of the meanest of them were killed. Alsoe Phelym made a 
prey, in reuenge of his Dealing, upon the said Cormack, and 
Connor m c Cormac, that he tooke all their own spoyles, and 

1 m' Morish. 2nd baron of of Taghboy, Co. Roscommon. 
Offaly. See The Earls of Kil- 3 U. Wanagh. In the townland 
dare, p. n. of Onagh and barony of Athlone. 

2 Moy-ney-myne. On the east See O'Donovan's note, Annals 
side of the river Suck, in the parish F. M., iii. 413. 

236 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

goods and their followers, and left them nothing to sustaine 
themselves, that they were like to perrish for famine. Cor- 
mack the next day fled to the Boyle, and his son to the 
Deputy's house that then dwelt at Ryndowne alias John's 
House. Felym soon after tooke Logh Ke 1 and Logharuagh, 2 
and other places, and killed many of his enemies took upon 
him of Connaught again and banished all his enemies out 
of the province. Donace o'ffurie 3 primate of Ardmach died 
in England, as he was comeing from the pope, with great 
honour and spirituall glory from the pope. 

1238. m c Gillemorie, a good chieftaine of Ulster, was 
killed by some of the people of Hugh Delacie, earl of Ulster, 
as he was going to the earles house, whereupon Donnslewe 
the king of Ulster's son, Melaghlen prince of Kinell owen, 
and all the chieftains of Ulster took armes and banished 
the said earle of Ulster out of the whole province. The 
earle of Ulster assembled together all the English of Ireland, 
and went the second tyme to Ulster, where he possessed 
himself of all the lands again in the three months of har- 
vest, and banished Maglaghlen from thence into Connaught. 
o'Neale the Redd tooke the superiority and principalitie of 
Tyreowne, afterwards. 

1239. Cormack mArt o'Melaughlen the prince that most 
anoyed and hindered the English in his owen time, and next 
successor of the kingdom of Meath, if he had lived and were 
suffer'd by the English, Died quietly in his bed, without 
fight or Dissention, in Inisdowginn, upon the river of Suck. 
Geffrey o'Dalie an excellent poet died in pilgrimadge in 
Sruhir. Mac Morish the Deputie took a great prey from 
Dromkliew and all Criok Carbry. 4 Walter Delacie repaired 
to the king of England ; the earl of Ulster's sone was killed 
by the Ulstermen, and twenty eight men in shirts of maile 
with him. 

1 L. Ke. M'Dermott's dwelling, from the See of Clogher to Armagh 
in a small island in the lake. in 1227. See Ware's Bishops, p. 

2 Logharuagh. L. Arrow, be- 15. 

tween Roscommon and Sligo. 4 C. Carbry. Now the barony of 

3 D. o'ffurie. He was translated Carbury in North Sligo. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 237 

1240. ffelym o'Connor went into England, because the 
English of Ireland refused to yeeld him any justice ; the king 
graunted him the five Cantreds, which himself had, and 
returned in safety. William Delacie 1 lord of Meath, the 
onely sone of Walter Delacie, and his wife died in own 
week, some say they were poysoned. There arose great 
Discention in Ulster this year. Richard Tuite with a 
company of 3000 souldiers went to assist him. 

1241. Walter Delacie, the bountifullest Englishman for 
horses, cloaths, mony & goold, that ever came before his 
tyme into this kingdome, Died 2 in England of a wound. A 
Scottishman that was primate 3 of Ardmach came to Ireland 
this yeare. The great church of ffryers Minors, in Athlone 
was consecrated by this primate. Donell o'Donnell prince 
of Tyre Conel, Died. Gillernewe o'fferall, chieftaine of the 
Anallye, was killed by the English, and Donell succeeded 
him in this place. 

1242. Donnogh Carbreagh o'Bryan died, who was prince 
of Thomond, and alsoe Terlagh, sone of the said Donnogh 
Carbreagh, died the same yeare vvhoe succeeded as prince. 

1243. Teige mHugh m c Cahall Crouderg o'Connor had 
his eyes put out by Cahall o'Reyly, & Cowchonoght o'Relly. 
The Barrons of Ireland went to Bourdeaux to meet with the 
king of England, in which voyage Richard m'William Burk 
died. Rory m c Hugh m c Cahall Croudearg was drowned upon 
the Synen at Athliag. Connor m c Hugh m c Cahall Croudearg, 

I2 44. Phelym o'Connor with great forces went to be 
revenged (for theire sinister Dealings) on Teige o'Relly 
and the brenie-men, and made havocke of all they could 

1 W. DeZacie.He was only son Butler's Trim, p. 26. 

of Walter, whom he predeceased by 3 Primate. The author's mistake 

one year. in calling him a Scotchman arises 

2 Died. He left two daughters from the similarity of the two words 
coheiresses; the elder, Margery, almaineach, a German, and alban- 
married John De Verdon ; the ach, a Scot. He was a Dominican, 
younger, Mabel, Geoffry De Gen- named Albert of Cologne. See Hib. 
neville. The palatinate of Meath Dom., p. 458. A notice of him is 
was divided between them. See given in Ware's Bishops, p. 63. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

meett withall in that contrey without any respect to either 
sex or age whatsoever, they killed both men and beasts 
without any remorse at last they came to the Corre, 1 where 
there was a tymber house of Couples, into which Magnus 
m c Mortagh, and Connor m c Cormack entred, & immediatly 
there arose a great blast of winde, which fell downe the house, 
whereof one couple fell on the said Magnus, and did put the 
top of his head through his braines to his very neck, and 
caused his neck to sink into his breast, was strucken dead ; 
this is the end of this man that escaped narrowly out of 
many dangers before, lost his life in this manner by a blast 
of Winde miserably. Donnogh More o'Daily chief of Ire- 
land for poetry died : Donnogh O'Connor 2 Bushop of Oylfyn 

1245. The Castle of Sligo was founded this yeare by 
mMorrish m c Gerrald. Conor Roe mMurtagh Mouneagh 
was killed as he was parting a fray between 4 of his owne 

1246. Donell o'fflanagan abbott of Cong Died. Phelym 
o'Connor & all the nobility barrens of Ireland went to 
Wales to aid the King of England for recouery of that 
Contry, whether the Inhabitants would or noe. 

1247. Melaghlen o'Donell prince of Tyreconell, mSow- 
arley, & Gille-Monelagh o'Boylle, with others of the chiefest 
& principallest of Tyre Conell were killed 3 at Bealaseanay 
by Morish ffitzgerald. William Burke sherrif of Connaught, 
& m c Elligott were killed by Donnogh mAnmchy mDon- 
nogh mGillepatrick. William Burk Died in England. 

1248. Mahon m c Dermott, the son of Magnus m c Murtagh 
(whome I mentioned before) burnt the Castle of Tyren-more 4 
and tooke alsoe the Constable thereof. Dermott m c Magnus 
was killed by the english of o'Maille. 5 Teige mConnor Roe 

1 Corre. Ath-na-Corre, a ford 3 Killed. S>ee Annals F. M., iii. 

on the Yellow River, which flows 319. 

into Lough Allen, Co. Leitrim. 4 Tyren-more. It is called the 

3 D. o'Connor. Ware says he castle of Mac Henry, i. e. Piers 

held the See about twelve years. Power. Ibid, ad ann. 

Bishops, p. 628. 6 o'Maille. /. e. Umhall, the 

The Annals of Clon macnoise. 239 

was killed by the m c Casdellies. John Tyrell with the prin- 
cipallest of his People was alsoe killed by Gillernew o'fferall. 
1249. Pierce Power, David Drew, & others of.the house- 
hold family of mGerald, were killed by Hugh o'Connor. 
Gerodin Bermingham was alsoe killed in revenge thereof. 
The Deputy of Ireland assembled together all the English of 
Meath and Leinster & with them came to Athlone, from 
thence to Sile Moray. m c Morice was of the other side with 
all the forces of the English of Conaught and Mounster, 
both armeys met at Oylfin, Destroying & Spoyleing all 
Sile morey to that place from whence they sent for Terlaugh 
m^Hugh mCahall Croudearg, who being come was by them 
made King of Conaught insteed of ffelym m c Cahall Crou- 
dearg, they afterwards preyed and spoyled the lands of 
Brenie and made alsoe many great hurts in that Contry and 
conwayed theire preyes with them, remayned twenty nights 
in Sile-morey ruineing and Destroying that Contry, they 
took with them the preys and spoyles of Logh Ke Carrick 
& theire Hands, the Deputy returned to Meath, m c Morrice 
to Sliggoe, and Terlaugh o'Conor was left in Connaught to 
Ward and Defend Sile-morey. The nobility of Conaught 
went to Athenrie to prey and spoyle the towne on the day 
of our Lady the Blessed Virgin Mary in the midst of harvest, 
there were a great arm ye with Terlaugh mHugh, and Hugh 
mHugh, the sherrife of Connaught with many englishmen 
were in the said towne before them, the Sherrif and English- 
men desired them in honour of, the blessed Virgin Mary 
whose day then was, to forbeare with them that day, which 
the Irish Nobility refused to give any respect, either in 
honor of the Blessed Virgin, or holly Rood, they assaulted 
the towne against the will of the said Terlaugh, which Jordan 
De extra 1 the Sherrife and englishmen seeing, they rushed 
forth to meet with the said Irishmen, where the Virgin Mary 

territory of the O'Malleys, now the Ireland. They settled in Gallen, 

baronies of Murrisk and Burrishoole, Co. Mayo. After a time they took 

in the west of Mayo. the surname of Mac Jordan. Cam- 

1 De extra. i. e. De Exeter. He pion says, in his time (1571), 'they 

was the founder of this family in were very wild Irish.' See Introd. 

240 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

wrought miraculously against the said nobillity : When 
the Irish Nobility saw the Englishmen and horsmen well 
apoynted with harnish, armes, and shirtes of maile made 
towards them, they were daunted and affrighted of at 
theire sight and were presently Discomfitted. Hugh 
mHugh o'Connor was killed in that presence. Dermott 
Roe nvCormak o'Melaghlen, the two sonnes of o'Kelly, 
Bryan & Dery rruManus, Carrick & Tiuall m'Neale o'Connor, 
Brithgalagh nvKeigan the sons of Dermott Backagh o'Con- 
nor, the two sons of Laughlen o'Connor, Daniel m c Cormack 
m c Dermoda, ffinanagh mBranann, and Cocomowan mCas- 
surley with many more were killed in that place. Donnagh 
m c Anmchey m c Donnogh m c Gillepatrick the best head of a 
company that ever Descended of Ossery of the race of 
Colman m c Patrick Keigh or Scanlan m c Kinfoyle Donne, 
both for manhood, valour, and bounty, was killed by the 
Englishmen of the forgie as he Deserved of the English 
Divers tymes before, for he killed, preyed and burnt many 
an Englishman before that day. Donnough was the third 
Ireishman that warred against the Englishmen after theire 
first footing in this Land, vidzt. Connor o'Melaghlin, Connor 
of the Castle m c Coghlan and this Donnogh m c Anmchy, for 
the Sone of Anmchye in his owne persone did use to goe 
to take vew of the Englishmens towns and ffortes in 
the Habbitt of a poore man, Carpender, Turner or other 

1251. Clarus Archi-Diaconus olfin vir providus et Dis- 
cretus, qui carnem suam jejunijs & orationibus macerabatt, 
qui pauperes et orphanos defendebat, qui patientiam et 
coronam observabat, qui persecutionem a multis propter 
justitiam patiebatur ; venerabilis fundato(r) locorum frater- 
nitatis Sanctae trinitatis per totam hiberniam et specialiter 
fundator 1 Monasterii SanctaB trinitatis apud logh Ke, vir 

to Top. Poems, p. 23. Frequent monasteries of the Premonstraten- 

mention of the family is made in the sian Order in Ireland. He was 

Annals of Multifarnham. founder of four of them. See Hib. 

1 Fundator. There were nine Dom., p. 737. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 241 

locum sepulturse ibidem elegit, et in Christo requievit Sab- 
bato Penthecostes Dominice Cujus Ariimae propitietur Deus 
Omnipotens in Coelo cui ipse seruiuit in seculo. In Cujus 
honore ecclesiam Deryndoyne & Monasterium Sanctae trini- 
tatis apud Logh oghter, ecclesiam sanctae trinitatis apud Ath- 
moye, Ecclesiam sanctae trinitatis apud Killrusse aedificavit. 

There was great thunder and Lightning this yeare that 
it killed much of the Cattle of the Kingdome. Thomas 
Miles Cardin had his eyes put out and his tongue alsoe. 
There was a great convocation of the Clergie of Connaught 
this yeare. 

1252. The Castle of Koyle-usge 1 was built by m c Gerald. 
The Castle of Moycoua 2 was also made by him. 

1253. Owen o'Heyne, Prince of ffiaghragh Aynie, Died. 

1254. Moylebride o'Moylefomore, Died. Moylefinien 
o'Beollaun archdeane of Drumklewe, Died. 

1255. Thomas mDermoda, archdeane of Moylorge and 
Arteagh, Died. 

1256. Flan o'fflynn 3 arch Bushop of Twaime died in Bris- 
tow. Rory o'Gara, prince of Sliew Louth, was killd by David 

1257. Cahall m c Hugh m c Cahall Croudearge had his eyes 
put out by Hugh o'Connor. Morice m c Gerrald (in this history- 
called m c Gerald) Died, ffelym o'Connor founded and built 
a house for the ffryars of St. Dominickes order 1 in Roscom- 
mon. The great Deane 5 of London elected to be arch Bishop 
of Twayme. 

1258. Walter o'Salerna, Deane 5 of London and arch 
Bishop of Twayme, Died. m c Sawarle 6 brought a great fleet 
with him from the Hands of Scotland, went about Ireland 

1 Koyle-usge. Between Warren- Hib. Dom., p. 258. 

point and Newry, Co. Down. The 6 Deane. He is called by some 

castle is still standing. the Dean of St. Paul's. He held 

2 Moycoua. Donaghmore, in the the See for one year only, and never 
barony of Upper Iveagh, Co. Down, saw his diocese. Ware's Bishops, 

*F. o'fflynn. He held this See p. 606. 

from 1256. See Ware's Bishops, 6 M'Sawarte.Oneof theM'Don- 
p. 605. nells of Scotland. Somhairle was a 

4 Order. Its history is given in family name of theirs. 


242 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

of the West, where they robbed a merchants ship of all the 
goods therein, as Wine, Cloth, Brasse, and Irons. Jordan 
de exetra, then Sherif of Conaught pursued him at sea with 
a great fleet of Englishmen. m'Sawarle landed upon an 
Hand in the sea and did put his ships at anchor and seeing 
the Sherrif with his people make towards them mSawarle 
Girted himselfe with his armour and harnish of steele, & 
soe did all the Company that were with him out of hand. 
Whereupon the Sherriif landed in the Island, where he 
was well served by mSawarle, the Sherrif himself was 
Instantly Killed with S r Pierce Caward 1 a worthy Knight 
with many others ; the English after receaveing this great 
loss returned, & m'Sawarle alsoe returned with the happy 
success of a rich Booty to his owen contry. Hugh mffelym 
and Teige o'Brian had a meeting with Bryan o'Neale at the 
Castle of Koile Uske, where peace was concluded between 
them and agreed that Brian o'Neale should be King of the 
Irish of Ireland, whereupon Hugh m c ffelym yealded Hostages 
to Bryan, alsoe the Cheefest of the o'Bryans and Mointir 
Rellys from Kells to Drumklewe yeelded hostages to Hugh 

1259. Thomas m c Terlagh o'Melaghlen o'Conor came 
from Roome this yeare, where he receaved the order of 
Bushup 2 and brought his Pallium with many other profitts 
to the Church. 

1260. Hugh o'Connor went to the north to assist Bryan 
o'Neale against the English with a great Company of Can- 
naughtmen where the said Bryan with the forces of Tyre 
owne and Hugh o'Conor with theire complices went to give 
battle to the English. In which battle Bryan o'Neale named 
the King of the Irish of Ireland was killed with those insue- 
ing of the Irish nobility, vidzt. Donell o'Kerry, Dermott 
Alaglahlen, Magnus o'Cahan, Kyan o'Kinnerge, Downsleyve 
Macana, Hugh o'Cahan, Murtagh o'Cahan, Conor o'Duff- 

1 Caward. In the Annals P.M. He held the See from 1259 to 1279. 
he is called Agabard. See Ware's Bishops, p. 607, and 

- Bushup. Archbishop of Tuam. Annals F. M., iii. 431. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 243 

dirma, and Hugh his sonne, Awley o'Garmley, Cownley 
o'Hanlan & 15 of the Cheefest of the famlie of the o'Cahanes. 
There were alsoe slaine of the Connaughtmen these ensue- 
ing persons, vidzt. Cahall m c Tiernan o'Conor, Gillechrist 
m'Connor m c Cormack, Donell mDermoda, Moyleronye 
m c Donogh, Cahall m c Donogh m c Murtagh, Hugh m c Murtagh 
ffinn, Teige m'Cahall mBryan m'Moyledownye, Dermott 
m e Teige m c Moreyey m c Tomalty o'Moileronie, Connor m c Gil- 
learrie, Teige m c Keyne o'Garie, Gilleberie o'Keyne, and 
Charles the Bushop o'Mories sonne with many others of the 
Noble and Ignoble sort. This battle is called the Battle of 
Dawne-da-leathglasse, and Bryan o'Neale is since called 
Bryan chatha an Dwynn, which is as much to say in 
English as Brian of the battle of Downe. John Deuerdin 
came over into Ireland this yeare. Abraham o'Conallie 1 
arch Bushop of Ardmach Died. Robyn Lawlesse Died on 
Easter Day. 

1261. ffelym o'Connor from the north with a great armye 
with him from Tyre Connell, came first to the Brenie, & 
from thence to the Land of Imanye, and Banished Terlaugh 
o'Connor out of all Connaught, that Terlaugh was Driven 
to make his repaire againe to the English to partake with 
them and to shelter himselfe from the violence of ffelym 
o'Connor. ffelym gathered all the goods and cattle of his 
people and followers, and brought them downe over the 
Mount called Sliewe Siesie, the English sent him messengers 
that they would be content to rec'eave him into theire favour 
and friendships againe, and alsoe restore him into the pos- 
session of the Kingdome of Connaught, which he was ready to 
accept, and soe was reconsiled with the English as aforesaid* 
Carbry o'Melaghlen, a worthy prince for manhood, bounty, 
and many other good parts was treacherously killed by 
David Roche in Athboye in the territory of ffearkeall. Clarus 
mMoylynn o'Moilchonry brought the white Cannons of the 
order of premonstra neare Christmas from trinity Island in 

1 A. o' Conallie.Or O'Connellan. He held the See from 1247 to 1260. 
See Ware's Bishops, p. 67. 

R 2 

244 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

logh Ke to Trinity Hand upon Logh Oghter in the Brenie 
and were there lisiensed of Cahall o'Relly, who granted the 
place after this manner : In puram et perpetuam Elimozinam, 
in honore sanctae trinitatis et idcirco Clarus hoc fecitt in 
Domino, qui monstratenses gaudant consimili privilegio cum 
monachis ita quod ad ullum alium ordinem transire possunt 
1261 veil verius 1248. Gerald Suckagh 1 Died this yeare. 
o'Reignie killed his owne landlord m c Coghlan, for which 
cause Richard Tute caused o'Reignie to be hanged, drawne, 
and quartered for the fact. 

1262. King Henery of England sent new coyned mony 
to this Kingdome. There was a great drought this yeare in 
the earth & a very hott summer. 

1263. David m c Kelly 2 arch Bushop of Cashell, Died. 
Helen, o'Madden's daughter and wife of Teige o'Kelly, Died. 
Ebdon, king of Denmark, Died in the Hands of Arcades, as 
he was in his jorney to come to Ireland. Moilekieran 
o'Malone, abott of Clonuicknos, Died. 

1264. m c William Burk built a castle in Athengail 3 in 
Coran this yeare. Art m<=Cormack m c Art o'Melaghlen made 
great warr upon the english of Meath & made great slaughter 
upon them at the river of Brosnach, 4 where he that was not 
killed of them was Drowned in that River. Donn Magwyer 
killed Mortagh m c Donnell o'Harty and burnt his followers. 
There arose great Discention and strife in England betweene 
the king of England and the king of Wales, where his no- 
billity and earles forsooke king Henery and his sone edward. 
In the end there was a battle fought betweene them, wherein 
king Henry and his sone Edward were taken Captives, Alsoe 
John Deverden was taken, and an Infinite number slain. 
They of Delvin m c Coghlan took a great prey from those of 
Sile-anmchye and alsoe killed the five sones of o'Madden in 

1 G. Suckagh. i.e. the merry, 3 Athengail. The name is now 

Sir G. Fitz Gerald. obsolete. 

*Z>. m^Kelly. He held the See * Brosnach. Now the Brosna, 

from 1238 to 1252. The Dominican which rises in Westmeath, and falls 

priory of Cashel was founded by him. into the Shannon at Shannon Har- 

Ibid., p. 472. bour. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 245 

pursuit thereof. The Lord Deputy of Ireland, earle of Ulster, 
mGerald and the english nobility of Ireland had a meeting 
with ifelym o'Connor and with Hugh his sone in Athlone : 
the English nobillity seeing the great multitude of people 
following ffelym and his sone were struck with great feare, 
whereupon they advised with themselves if it were better for 
them to be in peace with ifelym and his sone then in con- 
tinual Dissention, which was accordingly accepted of phelym 
and concluded by them. Alsoe there arose Dissention be- 
tween mWilliam Burk, the earle of Ulster and m c Gerrald 
this yeare, that the most part of the kingdome was brought 
to utter ruine by reason of theire warres against one another, 
in soe much that the said earle took all the Castles of m c Ger- 
rald in Conaught into his owne hands, burnt and destroyed 
all his manors. Art o'Melaghlin burnt all the Castles and 
street-townes in Delvin mCoghlan, Brawnye, and Calrie, 
banished the Englishmen out of them all, and tooke hostages 
for himselfe of the chiefest of the said Contryes, and alsoe 
burnt Baile-logh-twaha too. The Deputy of Ireland, John 
Cowgan, and Theobald Buttler were taken prisoners by 
m c Gerald within a hallowed church. The Castles of Lough 
Measga 1 and Ardrahan 2 were taken by m c William in his 
owne hands. 

1265. ffelymn m c Cahall Crovderg o'Conor king of Con- 
naught, defender of his owne province and friends every- 
where, a Destroyer and Banisher of his enemies where he 
could find them, one full of Bounty and prowess and mag- 
nanimity both in English and Irish, Died penitently and was 
buried in the abby 3 of the ffryers preachers of Roscomon 
which himself before graunted to the order in honour of God 
and S. Dominick, after whose death his sone Hugh o'Conor 
(a valorous and sturdie man) tooke upon him the name of 
King of Connaught and Immediately made his first and 

1 L. Measga. Now L. Mask, in 3 Abby. It was founded in 1255. 

the south of Co. Mayo. There was an older abbey here, 

* Ardrahan. Fifteen miles S.E. founded by S. Coman about the 

of Galway. middle of the sixth century. 

246 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Regall prey upon the Contry of Affalie, made great burnings 
and other outrages in that Country, from thence turned to 
Athlone, where he put out the eyes of Cahall mTeige o'Con- 
nor, who soone after the looseing of his eyes Died. 

1266. Mahon o'Cullen, Prince of the Cloenglasse, 1 was 
killed with a stabb of a knife by his own wife for Jealousie. 
The castle of Teadoconna 2 was broken this yeare and all 
Conuackne wasted. Donell o'Hara, prince of Lwyne, was 
killed as he was burning Ardnarea (Athenrie) upon the 
Englishmen. Manie castles were burnt in Kilfiaghragh and 
their cornes destroyed this yeare. An Italian was made 
Bishop of Clonfert 3 and went over to Roome to the Pope 
againe. There arose great warrs in England between the 
king and Simon Sufforne. 

1268. Melaghlen m c Coghlan was killed at Kill-bileaghan* 
by Richard Tuite. fferall o'Molloy, prince of ffearkeall, was 
Deseatfully and treacherously slaine by the English of Ath- 
boye. Conor o'Brien, Prince of Thomond, was killed by 
Dermott m c Mortagh and his sone John Dowloghlen o'Lough- 
lynn and Thomas o'Beollann, with many others were there 
killed on Tuseday before Whitsunday in Corcomroe in the 
Camp called the Siwdayne, 5 the sonne of Murtagh was 
afterwards taken and maymed in prison with Bryan Roe 
in revenge of his fathers death in Muckenagh. 6 There was 
an englishman made abbott of the abby of Cnockmoy. Enos 
o'Dalye arch-Poet of Ireland Died. Morice Roe mGerald 
was Drowned in the sea comeing from England to this king- 
dome, and a shipfull of passengers being his owen people 
were Drowned alsoe. 

1269. Hobert or Robert Suforne or Stafford 7 came over 

1 Cloenglasse. In the barony of 4 Kill-bileaghan. The name is 
Upper Connello, Co. Limerick. now obsolete. 

2 Teadoconna. Tyaquin, eight b Siwdayne. In the parish of 
miles north of Athenry, Co. Galway. Drumcreehy, north Burren. 

The castle is still standing. 6 Muckenagh. Perhaps Muck- 

3 Clonfert. He was bishop of this iniss, near Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare. 
See till 1296, when he was trans- 7 Stafford. Robert De Ufford, 
ferred to Benevento in Italy. Ware's who was Deputy from 1268 to 1282, 
Bishops, p. 639. except for some short intervals. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 247 

from England as Deputy of this kingdome, apointed by the 
king of England for the reformation of the Lawes, customs, 
and statutes of this land, and made his first voyage with his 
forces to Connaught and by the help of the English forces of 
Ireland he built a Castle 1 at Roscomon : the opportunity 
& occation of building of the said castle was, because Hugh 
O'Connor king of Connaught fell sick of a grieveous dis- 
ease suposed to be Irrecoverable. Christina, o'Neaghtans 
Daughter, the wife of Dermott Myeagh mDermoda, a right 
exceeding beautifull woman, well limmed, bountifull in be- 
stowing, chast of her body, of ingenious and wittie deliverie 
of her mind, Devout in her prayers, and finallie she was 
Inferior to none of her tyme for any good parts requisite 
in a noble Gentlewoman and charitable towards the Order 
of Grey Monks, died with good penance. Hugh o'fflynn a 
good musitian Died. 

1270. Sligeach was burnt by o'Donnell & Tire Connell, 
and m'Breallye of the karne was killed of that jorney. There 
arose great dissention and Warrs betweene the king of Con- 
aught and Walter Burk earle of Ulster, in soe much that all 
the English and Irish of the kingdom could not seperate 
them or keep them from anoying each other, the earle pro- 
cured the Lord Deputy with all the English forces of Ireland 
to come to Conaught, came to Roscomon the first night, from 
thence to Portlick, 2 where they encamped, the next day they 
advised that the earle of Ulster with the most part of the 
forces should goe eastward of the river of Synen, to the place 
on the River called the foord of Conells Weare. 3 As for 
Hugh o'Conor king of Conaught he was redy prepared with 
the few company he had before the English at Moyne Issye. 4 
The Lord Deputy remained of the west of the river of Synen 

1 Castle Still standing ; one of obsolete. 

the finest of the Anglo-Norman 3 C. Weare. Near Carrick-on- 

buildings. See an account of it in Shannon. Now obsolete, 

the Journal R. S.A.I, for 1891, 4 M. Issye. A level tract on the 

p. 546. east side of the Shannon, in the 

2 Portlick. Near Jamestown, Co. barony of Leitrim. See Annals 
Roscommon. The name is now F. M., iii. 307. 

248 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

at the ffurney. 1 After the earle had passed to Athcora Conell 
as aforesaid, was assaulted by a few of O'Connors people in 
the woods of Conuackne, 2 where a few of the English armye 
were killed. The Englishmen never made residence or any 
stay untill they came to Moyn Issye, which was the place 
where o'Conor encamped ; where the English did likewise 
encamp that night. The Englishmen advised the earle to 
make peace with Hugh o'Connor, and to yeeld his brother 
William Oge m c William More m e William the Conquerour 
in hostage to o'Conor during the tyme he should remaine 
in the earles house concluding the said peace, which was 
accordingly condescended and don : as soone as William 
came to O'Connors house he was taken, & alsoe John Delphin 
and his sone were killed. When Tydeings came to the eares 
of the earle how his brother was thus taken, he the next 
morning tooke his jorny to Athan-Kip, 3 where o'Connor the 
second night behaved himselfe as a fierce and frowarde Lyon 
about his prey, without sleeping or taking any rest, that he 
did not suffer his enemies to take refection or rest all this 
Tyme, and the next day soone in the morning gott up & he 
tooke him to his armes. The Englishmen the same morning 
came to the said ffoord called Athan-Kip, where they were 
overtaken by Terlaugh o'Bryan, the earle returned upon him 
and killed the said Terlaugh" without the help of any other 
in that place. The Conaughtmen pursued the Englishmen 
and made theere hindermost part to rune and breake upon 
their vaunt-guard or foremost, in such sort and foule discom- 
fiture that in that Instant 9 of their chiefest were killed upon 
the bogg about Rickard ne Koylle 4 and John Buttler, who 
were killed over and above the said Knights. It is unknowne 
how many were slaine in that Conflict, save onely that a 100 
Horses with theire sadles and other furnitures with a 100 

^ ffurney. No name like this is rick-on-Shannon. The name is ob- 

given in the Ordnance Survey list. solete. 

2 Conuackne. C. Magh Rein, in 4 R. ne Koylle. i.e. of the wood. 
Co. Leitrim. See p. 228, antea. He seems to have been a brother of 

3 Athan-Ki.K ford near Car- the Earl of Ulster. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 249 

shirts of maile were left after these things were thus done. 
O'Connor killed William Oge the earles Brother that was 
given him before in Hostage, because the earle killed Ter- 
laugh o' Bryan that came to assist O'Connor against the 
earle ; o' Connor immediately tooke and brake downe to the 
earth the Castles of Athengaille, the Castle of Sliew-Louth, 1 
and the Castle of Kilcolman, 2 alsoe he burnt Roscomon, 
Rwyn-dwyne als Teadoyn and Vllemanagh; 3 Brian Roe 
o'Bryan made a retraite on the Englishmen, tooke great 
spoyles from them & tooke the Castle of Athdacara. 4 Edward 
prince of England, the king of Englands sone, went to the 
holy land to recouer itt. Lewis the ffrench King Died. 

1271. Walter Burk earle of Ulster and Lord of the 
English of Conaught, Died in the Castle of Galway of one 
weekes sickness after good pennance and was entred in Rath 
Cashell. 5 Thomas mMorice died in the castle of Logh- 
Measka, Nicoll mJohn Verdon, lord of the Contry of Uriell, 
was killed by Geffry o'fferall and by those of the Analye. 
The Castle of Logh-temple, 6 the Castle of Sligagh and 
Athleag were broken Downe by Hugh o'Connor this yeare. 

1272. Henery Buttler lord of the territory of o'Mailey 
and Hodge Mebricke were killed by Cathal m c Conor Roe 
and some of the Irish nobility of Conaught. The Castle of 
Roscomon was broken down by Hugh o'Connor. James 
Dowdall 7 Deputy of Ireland was killed by o'Brian and some 
Conaughtmen. All Meath was burnt to Granard by Hugh 
o'Connor ; Athlone was also burnt, and the bridge thereof 
fallen downe. Richard Tute the worthyest barren in all 
Ireland died. 

1273. Maurice m c Gerald with great forces went to Tho- 
mond & tooke hostages of the o'Bryens and subdued the 

1 S. Louth.ln the barony of Cos- 5 Rath Cashell.Tcte name is not 
telloe, Co. Mayo. given in the Ordnance Survey list of 

2 Kilcolman. In same district. townlands. 

3 Vllemanagh. In the barony of 6 L. -temple. Templehouse, in 
Athlone, Co. Roscommon. It be- the barony of Leyny, Co. Sligo. 
longed to the Mac Keogh family. 7 Dowdall. Lord Audley, who 

4 Athdacara. Perhaps Clare was killed by a fall from his horse. 
Castle, Co. Clare. He was Deputy for two years only. 

250 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

whole contry. Geffry Genuille came as Deputy from Eng- 
land from the King this yeare. 

1274. Teige mKeruell Boy o'Daly chefe poet of Hugh 
o'Conor for poetry Died. Gillernew o'fferall chieftaine of 
the Analie died, and was entred in the abby of Boyle. Hugh 
m c ffelym o' Connor king of Conaught for 9 years died, the 
5th of the Nones of May on Thursday, that is to say upon the 
feast day of the Invention of the Crosse, this is the king that 
wasted and destroyed Conaught upon the English, this is he 
that razed and broke downe their houses and Castles, made 
them eaven with the earth, gave themselves many over- 
throwes and conflicts, this is hee that tooke the hostages 
of o'Mbraym and Tireconell, this is he that spoyled and 
Defended from other spoyles the province of Conaught, and 
finally this is he that most was feared of the English of all 
the kings of Conaught that were before his tyme, and was 
with great reverence buried with the monkes in the abby of 
Boyle, after whose death Owne mRory m c Hugh m'Cahall 
Croudearg was ordayned king of Conaught, who raigned not 
long, but j of a yeare, when he was killed treacherously by 
his owne kinsman or Brother Rory mTerlaugh o'Connor in 
the Church of fryers preachers of Roscomon. After him 
succeeded Hugh mCahall Dall o'Connor as king of that pro- 
vince, whoe did not raigne as long as his predecessor, though 
his predecessors were short. Hugh m c Cahall raigned but a 
fortnight, when he was killed by one Thomas m c Oreaghty 
& o'Beyrne, after him succeeded as king of Conaught Teige 
m c Terlaugh m'Cahall the same yeare. Conaught sustayned 
great loss this yeare which is the death of 3 kings succes- 
sively, vidzt. Hugh m c ffelym, Owen m c Rory and Hugh 
m c Cahall Doylle. 

1275. Art nrCormack o'Melaghlen was hurt by o'Mol- 
loy and by these of Kineleagh, and the 2 sones of Mahonn 
Magawley were alsoe killed by them. Carbry o'Scopa, 1 first 

1 C. o'Scopa. He held the See of held at Lyons in 1274 under Pope 
Raphoe from 1 266 to this year. He Gregory X. See De Burgo, Hib. 
was present at the General Council Dom., p. 461. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 251 

a frier of the Order of Preachers and afterwards Bishop of 
Rathbothe, Died. John de Verdon and 13 knights were 
poysoned together in England. 

1276. A base sone was presented to ifelym mCahall 
Croudearg o' Connor after the death of the said ffelym a long 
space who was called Hugh Moyneagh, soe called because 
he was nourished and brought up in Mounster, and came 
to Conaught from thence, and as soone as he came and was 
knowen to be the sone of ffelym, Silemory & Clann Moyle- 
ronye accepted of him and had him in great accoumpt and 
reverence. There arose great contention and warrs betweene 
the lord Deputy of Ireland and mMurrogh l king of Leinster. 
mMurrogh gave a great overthrow to the Deputy & killed 
many of his army and wounded himself grievously. m c Mur- 
rogh alsoe took Hostages of the Englishmen and caused 
them to eat theire horses in Gleann 2 for famine. 

1277. The earle of Clare his sonne tooke Brian Roe 
o' Brian 3 prisoner very deceiptfully after they had sworne to 
each other all the oaths in Mounster, as bells, relickes of 
saints and Bachalls to be true to one another for ever, and 
not endomage each other ; alsoe after they became sworne 
Goships, & for confirmation of this theire indissoluble bond of 
friendship perpetually, they drew part of the blood of each 
% other, Which they put in a vessell and mingled it together : 
after all which protestations the said Brian was taken as 
aforesaid and bound to a sterne steeds so was tortured to 
death by the said earles sone. , Hugh Moyneagh m c ffelym 
fell downe the Castle of Roscomon by the help of Donell 
o'Donell and Conaughtmen. Conor mDonell Bregagh 
o'Melaghlen, he that most warred with englishmen in his 
owen tyme, a second Guairy for bounty, and a Lyon for 
strength, and a tyger for fierceness in tyme of enterprisers 

1 m'Murrogh. i. e. Mortagh. 2 Gleann. Glenmalure, Co. 

See p. 254, fiostea. The Annals Wicklow. 

F. M. say, by mistake, this defeat 3 o' Brian. He and Turlough 

of the English took place in Ulidia. O' Brian were then contending for 

Hi. 425. the sovereignty of Thomond. 

252 The Annals of Clonmacnoisc. 

and onsets, & one hoped to be King of Ireland if he were 
suffered by the English, Died penitently at Kilbeggan. 

1278. Hugh Moyneagh m c ffelym was ordayned and made 
king of Connaught. Donogh m c Brian Roe o'Brian gave the 
overthrow of Coinche 1 to Thomas De Clare (the earle before 
mentioned) & burned the Church of Coynche, over the heads 
of the said earle and his people, where infinite numbers of 
people were both slaine and killed therein, and escaped 
narrowly himself (for which escape my author saith) that 
himself was sorry for. 

1279. Murrogh o'Melaghlen was killed by Donell Me- 
laghlin, whereupon Robert o'Neaghton brother of the said 
Murrogh challenged him to a single combatt of hand to 
hand ; when the said Donell answered, and killed Robert 

1280. John Tuite was killed by his sone David and by 
the sons of Gillekewgyn (the excommunicate) o'Kenedy, 
the sone was taken. King Edward sent new mony into 
Ireland which was weighed with the ould mony, every house 
in Ireland had his weights to weigh these monys. There 
arose some disagreement between Hugh Moyneagh m c ffelym 
m c Cahall Croudearg king of Conaught and the sons of 
Murtagh Mayneagh o'Conor, whoe killed Hugh Moyneagh 
m c Koyll-an-daingin, tooke Melaghlen mManus o'Conor pri- 
soner, and was ransomed by o'Donell for the number of 400 
Cowes 20 horses, and alsoe installed king of Conaught. 
Cahall m c Connor Roe m c Mortagh Moyneagh mTerlagh 
More o'Conor. 

1281. This yeare was fought between o'Neale and 
o'Donnell the battle of Disert-da-crich, 2 which was given 
between Hugh Boyl m c Donell oge m c Hugh surnamed the 
fatt. mHugh was called the Lasye-a . . ed youth ; and 
all the English of Ulster of the one side. Donell o'Donell 

1 Coinche. Quin, three miles S.E. close by, which was dedicated to St. 

of Ennis, Co. Clare. The church Finghin. 

mentioned here is not that of the z Disert-da-crich. Now Desert- 
abbey, which was not founded till creaght, ten miles north of Dun- 
later, but the more ancient church gannon, Co. Tyrone. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 253 

king of Tyreconell, {Fermanagh, & Uriell with the most part 
of the Irish of Connaught and Ulster and Brenie-men of the 
other side. Tireconell was Discomfitted, Donell o'Donell 
slaine, the best Irishman for bounty, prowes, worthyness and 
many other perfections that lived in his Tyme, and was 
buried in the church of Derye after he had all things fallen 
out with him fortunately until that day of his death. These 
were slaine with him, Moyleronye o'Boyell chieftaine of the 
Twathas, 1 owen m c Melaghlen o'Donell, Ceallagh o'Boyle, the 
best chieftaine for liberallity and hospitallity in his age, 
Gillechriost m c Glanchie chieftaine of Dartrye, Donell m c Gil- 
lefinnen chieftaine of Mointir Peadaghan, 2 Annyleas o'Boylle 
and Dowgall his sone, Enna Garmley the kingly chieftaine 
of Kynell-Moan, Cormack menirlegynn o'Donell, chieftaine 
of the Country of ffanad, Gillecomye Moyledownye prince 
of Lwyrg, 3 Cormack mCormack o'Donell, Gillemenag 
m c Dalredockar, Melaghlen m c o'Boylle, Anyleas m c Mortagh 
mDonell, Loghlinn m c Murtagh o'Donell, fflathuertagh 
m c Bwyeghann, Magnus m c Coynne, Gillenenewe o'Heogh- 
agan, Murtagh o'fflaherty, Murtagh mac Enulty, with many 
others noblemens sones and theire Inferiors, which here are 
omitted to be recoumpted. There was a field fought betweene 
the Barretts 4 of the one side and the Cusacks of the other 
side, where the Barretts were vanquished. William Barrett 
and Addam ffleming with many others were slaine. There 
were two Irishmen of Cusacks side that surpassed the 
Company of both sides for prowess, manhood, dexterity of 
handleing of armes, hardiness and all other poynts of acti- 
vity, named Faithleagh o'Dowdy and Faithleagh o'Boyle. 

1282. King Henery the 3 d Died this yeare at West- 
minster, and his sone Edward the first began his raigne, 

1 Twathas. Three districts in 3 Lwyrg. Now a barony in the 
the barony of Kilmacrenan, Co. north of the same county. 
Donegal, which belonged to the * Barretts. An account of the 
M'Swinys. Barretts of Tirawley will be found 

2 M. Peadaghan. A territory in in the Tribes of Hy Fiachrach, 
the barony of Magherabey, Co. Fer- p. 325. They and the Cusacks were 
managh. of Welsh descent. 

254 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

surnamed Edward Longshanks. The Bushop of Meath 1 
Died & was buried in Molingare. Phillip De la Rochell 
was changed with Theobald Butler for a piece of a Contry. 
Mortagh m'Murtagh & Art his brother of Leinster were 
killed by the English of Beere-Hauen, 2 this Murtagh was 
king of Leinster. Faithleagh m c Moylronye o'Doudye (before 
spoken of) prince of the contry of o'ffiaghragh Moye, one of 
great prowess and bounty of great & continual discention 
with the English all foriners in Defence of his Contry, was 
killed by Adam Cusack att Beere-Hauen. 

1283. Lazarina, daughter of Cahal Croudearg Died. Art 
m c Cormack o'Melaghlen surnamed Art ne gaislean, the 
greatest vvarriour in Ireland in his tyme against the English- 
men, and he that killed most of the English and Irish, and 
alsoe he that broke downe 27 Castles both great and small in 
the course of his warrs, and he that gave many overthrowes 
to the English and Irish, Died with penance, after whose 
death his sone Carbry succeeded him in his place and was 
constituted king of Meath. Died Arlache, Daughter of 
Cahall Croudearg & abbess. Hugh Boye o'Neale king of 
Aileagh was killed. Cahall m c Teige o'Kelly Died and was 
buried in Clonvicknose. 

1284. Symon the exeter 3 was killed by Bryan o'fflyn at 
fertgedye. 4 Donnogh mBryan Roe o'Bryan was killed by 
Terlagh o'Bryan, after giving these securities Mahon 
o'Loughlen and Kenedie m c Brian Aharly, 5 and was killed 
hirnselfe at that Instant by the hands of Donagh o'Bryan 
himself. Morice m'Neale o'Conor first a fryer of the order 
of Preachers and afterwards Bushop 6 of Oylfynn, Died. 

1285. Hugh m c Hugh o'Conor, and flann o'Melaghlen 

1 B. of Meath. Hugh De Tach- s Aharly, Of Aherloe, a beauti- 
mon. See Ware's Bishops, p. 143. ful valley lying along the north side 

2 Beere-Hauen. They were slain of the Galtee range, Co. Tipperary. 
at Wicklow or Arklow, according to A branch of the O'Briens were lords 
Clynn's Annals. of this district. 

:> The exeter. De Exeter. See p. 6 Bushop. He occupied the See 
239, antea. of Elphin for eighteen years. See 

4 Fertgedye. Now obsolete. Hib. Dom., p. 460. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 255 

with other noble youths in theire companys tooke a great prey 
from William Crocke, where they were pursued and quite 
Discomfitted, in soe much that above 20 of them were killed 
and Drowned together with Bryan m c Donell Bregagh o'Me- 
laghlen, a youth then of the age of 15 yeares. Theobald 
Buttler with his forces accompanied with the forces of o'Kellye, 
of Elye o'Karoll, of Ormond, of Arye, 1 of Ohnie o'Mulryan, 2 
of Sile-anmchye, and Clanwilliam 3 of the Burkes came to 
Delvin m c Coghlan to take the spoyles of that Contry and to 
destroy and subvert itself by their powers. Carbry o'Mela- 
ghlen King of the Irish of Meath, heareing thereof with such 
few forces as he on a suddaine could make up, came to defend 
the Contry from them, and gave them the onsett at temclene 
o'Doynne (now called Lomclene 4 o'fflatrye) where there were 
killed at the suddaine Sir William de la Rochelle knight 
with many others, with Murrogh m c Cormack o'Kelly & 
Divers of the cheefest of the said Theobalds armye slaine 
besides many captives that were taken as Sire Robert Donn 
nrWilliam Burk knight, with 4 other principall Englishmen 
with him. Theobald Buttler Died at beere-Hauen. mGerald, 
Geffry Genuill & Bermingham made up a great armye with 
the forces of Meath and marched to the Contry of Aifalye 
where they seized upon a great prey of Cowes. Where the 
Inhabitants of the said Contry assembled together theire 
forces and went to the streights & passages of the Contry to 
defend them and sent to Carbry o'Melaghlen king of Meath, 
Cloynn Colman, and the Irishrie' of Meath, to come to ayd 
them against the said armye their adversarys, who came with 
a well apointed armye of soldiers and mett the Englishmen 
in the field, the Irishrie of Meath and Inhabitants of Affalie 
stricking stifly to theire heade and chief man Carbry o'Me- 
laghlen, made fiercely and corageously towards the battle 
of the english and gaue a great overthrow to them, took 

1 Arye. See p. 168, antea. 3 Clanwilliam. Now a barony 

2 o'Mulryan. This tribe inha- in the south-west of Co. Tipperary. 
bited the district to the south of the 4 Lomclene. Now Lumploon, 
above, called Uaithne, now Owney. near Croghan, King's Co. 

256 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

mGerrald prisoner & Sir Adam Pettit knight and about 

3 score knights and free houlders with a great slaughter of 
the inferiour sort. There was a great snow this yeare which 
continued from Christmas to St. Bridgets day. Gillessa 
m c Tiernann chiefs of Teallagh Donnoghaa, 1 Died. 

I2 86. Finola ny Melaghlen arch abbess of Meath, Died. 
Cahall o'Madden prince of sile anmchie Died. There was 
such scarsity of victuals and corne in the spring tyme and 
summer of this Yeare, that a hoop or Cronocke was sould for 

4 shillings, & there was alsoe a Murren of Cowes the same 
spring. The earle of Ulster repaired with great forces to 
Conaught, comitted great outrages in that province, and 
espetially in the abbyes and church lands, and notwithstand- 
ing their unruliness the earle had the victory of his enemies 
every where in that jorney, and tooke hostages of o'Neale 
and o'Donell ; Deposed Donell mBryan o'Neale of his prin- 
cipallity and gave the rule, government, & chief name of 
Ulster to Neale Kulanagh o'Neale. Morice ffitzgerald sur- 
named the bald, Died this yeare. 

1287. Dermott Myegh mDermott mMorice m c Cahall 
m c Dermott Cheife of the Mulronies, and eldest and worthyest 
man of his owen name, Died, fflorence o'Gibbolan arch 
Deane of Oylfyn, a man of wonderful knowledge, Learning, 
and great philosophy, Died. Thomas De Clare Died. 

1288. There were fifteen ecclesiasticall men both abbotts 
and priests Drowned this Yeare coming from Roome upon 
the Coasts of Ireland. Terlagh mOwen m c Rory tooke a 
House upon Manus m c Conor Roe, burnt the house over his 
head, and afterwards Manus escaped safe against the will of 
the said Terlaugh the house belonging to fflann o'Donellan 
arch Poett (for Irish poetry) of Conaught. Donell Bregagh 
was killed with the privity of Carbry o'Melaghlen by Me- 
laghlen o'AIelaghlen. 

1289. John Santford* Deputy of Ireland and archbushop 
of Dublin, Manus o'Conor king of Conaught, Donell o'Kelly, 

1 T. Donnoghaa. Now Tully- Cavan. 
hunco, a barony in the east of Co. 2 Santford. He was Deputy for 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 257 

prince of Imanie, and Syacus o'Kelly Tanist of Imanie, 
marched with all theire forces to Athlone, from thence to 
Bailelogh-Lwaha, from thence to Killcoursey, and from 
thence to Athmaynie, where they were mett by Carbry 
o'Melaghlen, o'Molloy, Mageoghegan, and Neale Roe ffox, 
and not suffered to march furder over, untill they were driven 
to Returne back againe to Kilcoursey. The English and 
Irish of the Deputies party advised themselves for avoyding 
of danger to pass over at Moyne-ne-Bynne. 1 In the meane 
time Carbry o'Melaghlen, o'Molloy, maGeoghegan and Neale 
roe ffox with others theire partakers gave the said army the 
onsett, wherein Carbry o'Melaghlen behaved himselfe with 
such Lyonlike force, valour, and courage that he might be 
well compared to Hector, & soe did his partakers behave 
themselves with the like valour. Where in the end the Eng- 
lish army were discomfitted. Syacus o'Kelly, a worthy man 
both for bounty and manhood, was slaine. Richard Tute a 
noble and honorable Barren and Meyler Persye with many 
others were slaine therein. 

1290. Carbry m c Art o'Melaghlen of the Irishrie of Meath 
was slaine by David m c Coghlan. Dauid himself was the first 
that struck him, his brother Gille Keewgin m c Coghlan with 
1 6 others of the familie of the m c Coghlans did in like manner 
strike him, the said David being a Gossip to the said Carbry 
before, for which cause the earle of Ulster spoyled and de- 
stroyed the said m c Coghlan and his Contry, though o'Me- 
laghlen was in the wrong first. Murrogh o'Melaghlen sone 
of the said Carbry succeded him in his place. This David 
m'Coghlan (as I take him) was the auncestor of the Slioght 
Donell who was sone of Donell himself and father of ffynyne 
and Donogh of whome the 2 scepts of Slioght ffynyne and 
Slioght Donnogh descended. His brother Gillekewgin is 
auncestor of the scept of Leackagh, his other brother Rosse 
was auncestor of the scept of Clandownye, and ffynyn of the 
scept of Boynnean. 

three years, and Archbishop of Dub- Bishops, p. 325. 

lin from 1284 to 1294. See Ware's ' M.-ne-ynne.Now obsolete. 

2 eg The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Here there are certaine years missing in mine ould Booke. 
I will begin with such years as I can meet withall. 

j 2 gg. Alexander m c Donnell (of the m c Donells) the best 
man for bounty and hospitallity in Scotland was killed by Alex- 
ander nrDonell with a great slaughter of his people with him. 
Morice o'Hogan, 1 Bushop of Killaloe died. S ir John Delamere 
Knight, the best, worthyest, povverfillest & bountifillest Knight 
of all Meath, was killed by Geffrey o'fferall in pursuit and 
defence of his owne prey. The ffamilies of Dalamares, 
Ledwitches, ffraynes and Cabyes are of the remnant of the 
Danes that remaine in this Kingdome. The Tartars and 
Armenians gave a battle to the Soldan of Babilon and 
Sarazens upon the day of the Nativity of our Lady ; where 
the Soldan and Sarazens were overthrone and an infinite 
number of them slaine & alsoe the holy land recovered and 
possessed by the Christian Kings. 

1300. Theobald Buttler, a noble Barron, died. John 
Prendergrasse was slaine by the sone of ffiaghra o'fflynn. 
The Castle of Athlean Corann alias Ballymote 2 was founded 
by the red earle this yeare. Addam Stonton, 3 Lord of Beara, 4 

1301. ffelym m c Carhy young prince of Desmond, died. 
Lady Finola, the daughter of ffelym o'Connor & abbess of 
Killcrewnat, 5 died. Cormack m^Cormack o'Melaghlenn was 
killed by the sonne of Art o'Melaghlen, who was his owne 
Cozen German, his fathers brothers sone. Gilleissa mffirvissy 
chiefe chronicler of Tirefiaghragh, wonderfull well skilled in 
histories, poetry, computation, and many other sciences, died. 
Cahall o'Moiledwyne the King of Conaughts steward died. 
The King of England with m c Gerrald, the Lord Bremingham 

1 o'Hogan. He held this See name of M'Evilly. See Introd. to 
from 1281 to 1298.'sJSishofis, Top. Poems, p. 32. 

p. 592. 4 Beara. Properly Keara, or 

2 Ballymote. In the barony of Carra, now a barony of Co. Mayo. 
Corran, Co. Sligo. A part of the 6 Killcrewnat. Now Killcre- 
castle is still standing. vanty, three miles N.W. of Tuam. 

3 Stonton. This family, of Eng- Some remains of this convent still 
lish descent, afterwards took the exist. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 259 

with all the forces of the English of Ireland save only the 
Earle of Ulster, went to Scotland to conquer the said King- 
dome, where they continued for a fortnight before Lamas 
untill alhollandtide, and made noe Intire Conquest thereof. 

1302. Donell Roe m'Carthie, the eldest of age, the 
worthyest for hospitallity, the bountifullest for bestowing of 
guifts, and the hardiest for prowess and manhood of all 
Irishmen after good penance died. Miles 1 grandchild of the 
Earle of Leinster, and Bushop of Limberick, died. Stephen 
o'Brogann, 2 archbishop of Cashel, died. Down Magwyer, 
prince of Fermanagh, the best of all Ireland for hospitallity, 
liberallity and prowes, died. Great comparisons have been 
made between this Down Magwyer and Donell Roe m c Carthye 
before mentioned for their bountyes and hospital lityes, which 
Down Magwyer by the judgment of a certaine learned poet 
(which remained for a long time in the houses of the said 
Down and Donell, Covertly and in the habitt of a Carrough 3 
or common gamster to know which of them surpassed the 
other), was accounpted to surpas or excell Donell in all good 
parts, as by this Irish verse made by the said Poet you may 

'Oorm m&juroift mvo -pe pn mo oe^-pmumAin in 

tY16 p\ 56 'oot&i'o Dintm. &cc cit> mo -oom& 

which is as much as to say in english, as notwithstanding 
Desmond and the lands of Donell m c Carthie be far greater 
than the lands of Down Magwyer, yett Down eatayneth in 
his house twise as many as Donell doth. William o'ffineann 4 
Bushop of Clonvicknosse and before Abbott of Killbegann, 

1 Miles. He is probably the same 3 Carrough. ' A kind of people 
who is called by Ware Gerald De that wander up and down to gen- 
Mareshal. Bishops, p. 506. He tlemen's houses, living only upon 
was bishop of Limerick from 1270 cards and dice.' See Spenser's 
to 1301. View of the State of Ireland, p. 

2 S. o'Brogann. A native of Ul- 117. From the Irish carach, tricky, 
ster, who, from being Archdeacon of deceitful. 

Glendalough, was promoted to this 4 W, tfffinnean. He held the 
See. He held it from 1291 to 1302. See from 1298 to 1300. Ware's 
Ibid., p. 475. Bishops, p. 172. 

S 2 

260 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

J3C-3. Nicoll m c Moyle Issa 1 archbushop of Ardmach, the 
devoutest in his prayers, the greatest housekeeper and boun- 
tifullest churchman in Ireland, died. Terlaugh o'Donell, 
prince of Tyreconell, was killed by his own brother Hugh 
o'Donell with these ensuing men, vidzt. Mortagh Maglaghlen, 
Donell o'Cahan, Donogh m c Meannman, Hugh mMeannman, 
sone of fferlegin o'Donell, Neale m c Donell o'Boyle, o'Heossye 
and his sone and his brother Addam, Adam Cendall, with 
many other English and Irishmen. The king of England 
with a great army went into Scotland with a great fleet 
both of the English and Irish of Ireland, took many cities in 
Scotland, and took the Kingdome. Theobald Burke, the 
redd Earles Brother, died at Carrickfergus upon Christmas 
night, returning from the said voyage. Donell oge m c Carthie 
Prince of Desmond, died. Morice m c William Galda ma- 
Geoghegan died the 4th of the nones of June. Manus 
mcGranell chieftain of Tellagh-aagh 2 died. 

1304. The Countess, wife of the Red Earle, died, and 
Walter Burke heire of the Red Earle alsoe the same yeare. 
William Oge m' William Galda Mageoghegan died the prides 
of the Ides of October this yeare. 

1305. Mortagh o'Connor of Offalie, Mullmorey his 
brother, and Callagh o'Connor with 29 of thechiefest of theire 
familie were treacherously killed by Pierce Bremingham 
within the Castle of Carrick Feorais. 3 Terlagh m c Bryan Roe 
o'Bryan died. Hugh Oge o'fferall alsoe died. The Castle of 
Inisovvne 4 was founded and built by the Red Earle this yeare. 

1306. Terlaugh o'Bryan, Prince of Thomond, a renowned 
and famous housekeeper, a fortunat man in all his successes, 
and the best of his owne tyme, Died. Whose sone Donnough 
mTerlaugh o'Brian succeeded him in his place immediately. 

1 N. m*Moyle Issa. He held the Co. Cavan. 

primacy from 1272 to 1303. ' He was 3 C. Feorais. Castle Carbury, 

an inveterate enemy to such English- Co. Kildare. A portion of it is still 

men as were promoted to bishop- standing. 

ricks in this kingdom.' Ware's 4 Inisowne. Greencastle, on the 

Bishops, p. 69. western shore of Lough Foyle near 

2 Tellagh-aagh. Now Tullyhaw, its mouth. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 261 

Robert Bruise was crowned king of Scotland against the 
king of Englands will. Ser William Prendergrass, a noble 
worthy knight, died. Nicoll o'Dorchy a priest, and a 
virgin from his birth, was killed by the black horse of the 
Barretts without any occation, and whosoever sayeth one 
paternoster for his Soule hee shall have plenary indulgence 
of his sines as he sayeth it. 

1307. Donough Moyneagh o'Kelly, prince of Imanie, a 
common housekeeper for all Ireland in generall, a very 
bountifull man, died penitently, and Teige his sonne imme- 
diately died. Laurence o'Laghtnann 1 abbot of Easroe, abbot 
of Cnockmoy, and at last Bushop of Killmacdwagh, died. 
The Englishmen of Roscommon were all killed by Donogh 
Moyneagh o'Kelly before his death at Athaskragh, when 
Phillip Moyntir, John Moyntir, and Mathew Drew with 70 
other persons were taken and killed, also the sherrif of Ros- 
comon, Dermott Gall mDermott, and Cormack mKehernie 
were by him sett at libertie, and concluded peace with him 
for the burning of the towne by Edmond Buttler then Deputy 
of Ireland. Edward the Great King of England, Wales, and 
Scotland, Duke of Gascoignes and Lord of Ireland, died in 
the 35th yeare of his raigne and in the 66th yeare of his age. 
After whose death the Crowne of England, Wales, Ireland, and 
Scotland was given to Edward, his sonne, surnamed of Car- 
narvon. Donnogh o'Flanagan, 2 abbot of Boyle for the space 
of 5 years, and Bushop of Olynfin for 3 years and |, a famous 
man for hospitallity, devotion, and many good parts belong- 
ing to his function throughout all Europe, one that never 
refused any one whatever, neither for meat or cloathes, one 
that maintained, protested and made peace between the 
inhabitants of the province of Connaught, one full of wis- 
dome and good delivery to maintaine any thing he took in 
hand, one charitable and freeharted towards all men, died 

1 o'Lachtnann.'H.e was Bishop Elphin a few years later, 

of Kilmacduagh from 1290 to 1306. 2 o'Flanagan. ' A man of great 

See Ware's Bishops, p. 648. Ano- reputation for his wisdom, hospital- 

ther of this name was Bishop of ity, and other virtues.' Tfotf., p. 630. 

262 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

penitently of 5 weekes sickness the loth of the Calends of 
June. Carolus mAnliahanye was elected to the Bushoprick 
of Oylfin of the one part and was abbot of Logh Ke, who 
received his orders at Armagh, and enjoyed the profit of the 
Bishoprick. William Bremingham, archbushop of Con- 
naught, did elect Molussy Magaoy 1 of the other side to be 
bushop of the said place who resided in Roome for 3 years, 
and at last came. Melaghlen o'Garmley, arch-chieftaine of 
Kinell-Moan, died. 

1308. King Edward the first died this yeare in Burrogh 
upsands in the marches of Scotland. Molrony m c Dermoda 
tooke a great prey from the sons of Donell o'Connor in the 
land of Krith Carbrye in Connaught. Bryan o'Dowdy and 
the English of Lwyne and Tirefiaghragh tooke another prey 
from the said sons of Donell o'Connor, after that they agreed 
and delivered hostages for securityes of the peace before. 
After all which preyes and spoyles taken, the sonnes of 
Donell aforesaid came to the Mount of Sliew-da-ene, 2 and 
took with them thither but their horses, armour, &c., and 
stood ; the said Englishmen of the lands of Lwyney and 
Tyrefiaghragh hearing of theire being there, assembled theire 
forces and followed them to the said mount, the sons of 
Donnell and mDonough retraited upon them, where they 
gave them an overthrow, and put them to flight, and pursued 
them to a place called Leack-eassa-Dara, 3 where they killed 
Thomas m c Walter constable of the castle of Bona-finne, with 
his brother and divers others. Piers Gaveston, 4 a great 
fafvorite (or the king's Minion) of the king of Englands came 
to this kingdome this yeare & soone after his comeing killed 
o'Dempsye. A Thunder bolt came from heaven and lighted 
upon the abbye of the ffryers of Roscomon & broke down 
the said abby uppon St. Steephens night in Christmas holy 

1 Magaoy. He is called Malachy Tirrerell, Co. Sligo. 

macAedha by Ware, Bishops, p. 3 Leack-eassa-Dara. i.e. the flat 

631, and mac Hugh in these Annals rock, at Ballysadare, Co. Sligo. 

ad ann. 1312. * P. Gaveston. He was Deputy 

3 Sliew-da-ene. In the barony of for one year only. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 263 

-dayes. The Easter of this yeare was in the month of March 
and there was a great murren of cattle therein A 1308. 

1309. Hugh m c Owen m c Rory mHugh m c Cahall Crou- 
dearg o'Connor king of Conaught and one for birth, prowes, 
liberallity, and many other noble parts, worthy to be king 
of a kingdome, was killed by Hugh Breifneagh m c Cahall 
Roe o'Conor in Killcloghan, 1 in the teritory of the Brenie, 
with these ensuing persons that were killed at the said place 
with him, vidzt. Connor m c Dermoda, Dermoid Roe m'Teige 
m c Andrias, Dermott mCahall, Carragh mDermoda, Hugh 
mMurtagh m'Teige mMoleronye, Dermott oge o'Helye, who 
was a modest, liberall, and great housekeeper, Moyledownye 
the Gillowe-Glasse, Gillernew chief Brehon of Conaught, 
ffogartagh o'Dowalgie of the househould men of Tomaltagh 
m c Dermott with many others, with the loss of 200 more of 
them. After which Deed Hugh Brenagh came to his house 
where the three Twaithies, that is the three thirds of the 
province, came to congratulate him. In the meane time 
Moyleronye mDermoda a prince of Moylorge with the 
-assemblyes and forces of his allies and friends of all partes, 
came to the midst of Sile Moreye to maintaine the princi- 
pallity name of king of Conaught for his owne fostersone 
ffelym o'Connor : sent his messengers to all his friends and 
all of the English and Irish, that they should come to assist 
him in that Interprise, & William Burk with his brothers and 
kinsmen came accordingly and there encamped in the midst 
of the province with theire said manie forces, fearing the 
inhabitants should joyne with Hugh brefnagh (the aforesaid 
kingkiller) to make him king of the province. The said 
Moyleronie tooke himself to the revenewes & profits belong- 
ing to the king of Conaught, together with such Jeweles 
principall as belonged to the place, and made the Inhabitants 
take theire oathes never to yeeld to any other but to ffelym 
(the said Moilronyes foster sonne) whereupon William Burke 
returned to Oylfinn. Hugh Brenagh went to Meath to meet 

1 Killcloghan. O'Donovan suggests Killclogha, in the barony of 
Clankee, Co. Qavan. 

264 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

with the Earles, and in his absence the Inhabitants of the 
province came upon the land of oghter-Tyre, 1 took a great 
prey, which they consumed in theire camp of Oughter-Tyre 

1310. Tany More o'Mullronye, chief chronicler of Sile 
Morye, Died in the spring of this yeare. Hugh Beifneagh 
made a great prey called the prey of Toytyn or fire upon 
Moylronie m c Dermott in Clogher, where Donogh mDonogh 
mcDermott was taken captive and his wife (o'fflanagans 
daughter) was killed ; women, children & many others were 
also there killed, and encamped at Oghterhyrie, before 
mDermott and the Inhabitants of Sile Morey, which when 
William Burk heard he encamped at Killomatt 2 in the 
sight of the said Hugh Breifneagh. While they were thus 
encamped before each other Hugh Breifnagh sent privie 
message to his Brother Rory m c Cahall that he should goe 
then in the absence of William Burk to his castle of Bona- 
finne, which he did accordingly prey, and spoyled the towne 
and castle of Bonafmne aforesaid & converted all they could 
find therein to theire owne uses. Hugh Brefnagh staid there 
with his Bwannaghtmen and theire Chiefe head Jonock 3 
m'Vuellen, 4 & when this Johnock with hyred bwannaght men 
saw Hugh Breifnagh all alone, after the sending of the most 
part of all his forces with his Brother, to take the spoyles of 
Bonafinne aforesaid, being provoked thereunto by William 
Burk, who promised him a certaine stipend for killing the 
said Hugh Brefnagh, who accordingly getting the said oppor- 
tunity killed the said Hugh Brefnagh according his promise 
to William Burk before made. When Tydeings came thereof 
to William Burke, Molronye m c Dermoda, and Sile Morye 
of theire camp at Killomatt, they Immediately sent theire 
forces to take the preyes and spoyles of the followers and 

1 O.-Tyre. The northern part of John. 

the barony of Boyle, Co. Roscom- *m <; FueHen.M. c Quittin, a Welsh 

mon. family which settled in north Antrim 

"* Killomatt, In the same barony, about the time of the Anglo-Norman 

;t Jonock. i.e. John og, young invasion. See adann. 1404, fiostea. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 265 

people that belonged to Hugh Breifnagh ; William Burke 
himself came to the middst of the Contry and cessed m c Vuel- 
len with his route of 200 men upon them, soe as there was 
not a Town in Silemorrey without a continuall Bwannye, 1 noe 
nor parrish without oppression, nor noe good man without 
great wrong don him during the rule and government of 
William Burk after the death of Hugh Breifnagh. When 
Mollronye mDermott saw how his fostersonne ffelym sett 
naught by, and the revenewes which of Right belonged to 
him, taken by William Burk, and that the Englishmen exer- 
cised theire Captivities and Imprisonments upon the Irish- 
men to weaken and bring them Loe, who conjectured that if 
Molronye were cutt off, that there would be noe resistence in 
Connaught, and that the whole province should be theires 
without contradiction, hee determined with himself to pro- 
mote the said ffelym to be king of Conawght, and thus he 
resolved to doe, whether they would or noe. Whereupon 
they brought the said ffelym with them to Carnefreeigh 2 
(where they then used to create theire kings) and there made 
him king of Conaught after the manner before used in his 
predecessors Tyme. hee was enstalled King with as great 
solemnity, Ceremonies 3 and other customes theretofore prac- 
tized as any one of his auncestors since the Tyme of his 
Auncestor Bryan 4 m'Eachye Moymean some tyme king of 
Conaught. Alsoe the said Molronye made a magnifitient 
and great feast in honour thereof, with the assembly and 
presence of all the nobility of Conaught such as none other 
of his auncestors or predecessors kings of Conaught ever 
before him was heard or read in bookes to have made. The 
Castle of Sligeagh was repaired and made by the earles 
this yeare. Twenty Tunnes of wine was putt ashore at 

1 Bwannye. i.e. buanacht, the Tulsk. See Annals F. M., iii. 221. 
money and food which the soldiers 3 Ceremonies. For a detailed ac- 
were entitled to receive for their count of the manner of inauguration 
support. of the Irish kings, see Tribes, &c., 

2 Carnefreetgh.C<arnhee, in the of Hy Fiachrach, p. 439. 

barony and county of Roscommon, 4 Bryan. See the Genealogical 
a little to the south of the village of Table, ibid., p. 477. 

2 66 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Moykednie 1 this yeare. Joan, Daughter of o'Connor of Affalie 
and wife to Mortagh Mageoghegan, chieftaine of Kinnaleagh, 
Died, fferall mMortagh More Mageoghegan was killed by 
these of the Annalie, which was the first cause of enemye 
betweene Kinaleagh, and those of the Analie. Geffry o'fferall 
with the forces of the Annalie came to Donouer in Kinaleagh, 
to take the preyes and spoyles of that Contry, but the Natives 
and Inhabitants of the Contry soe well behaved themselves 
against them in Defence of theire contry and goods, that they 
killed Donell m c Hugh oge o'fferall, Hugh mMoyle Issa, and 
Geffry mac Mortagh. 

!3! :> Mortagh more Congolagh m c Geoghegan chieftaine 
of Kinaleagh and the race of ffiagh m'Neale was killed. 
Jordan De Exeter repaired to Moylerge, to take the prey of 
that Contry, which he tooke and brought with him, and 
killed Teige o'Hanly Chieftaine of Kinell Dowhy 2 in pursuite 
thereof. Donell o'Bryen Chieftaine of Tyre Bryan, Died. 
Moyle Issa o'Daly, 3 a Wonderfull good housekeeper and an 
excellent Poett, died. mWilliam Burk with a great armye 
went into Mounster to encounter with Clare, 4 where they 
encountered and gave battle, wherein Clare was discomfitted 
and quite overthrone : but William Burk followed the flying 
persons of the discomfitted side, was taken, and though he 
was taken, yet he gave no overthrowe to his enemies and 
gained the field with honour. Butt by the way this much I 
gather out of this history, whome I take to be an authentick 
author and worthy prelate of the Church, that would tell 
nothing but truth, that there raigned more Disscentions, strifes, 
warres, and Debates betweene the Englishmen themselves in 
the beginning of the Conquest of this kingdome than between 
the Irishmen, as by perusing the warres betweene the Lasies 
of Meath, John Coursy earl of Ulster, William Marshall 

1 Moykednie. The plain between 3 o' Daly. See the historical 
the rivers Drowse and Erne. sketch of the family of O'Daly, pre- 

2 K. Dowhy. Their territory ex- fixed to O' Daly's Tribes of Ireland. 
tended along the west bank of the 4 Clare. The battle took place at 
Shannon from Caranadoe Bridge to Bunratty, Co. Clare, on the feast of 
Drumdaff. the Ascension. 

The Annals of Clomnacnoise. 267 

and the English of Meath and Mounster : mac Gerrald, the 
Burkes, Buttlers and Cogann may appear. There arose great 
Warrs in Thomond this yeare. Donnough mne Marie and 
the Inhabitants of the cantred of o'Gassine encountred & 
gave battle to o'Bryen and all his Mounstermen, where 
Donnogh himself with the vehement power of o'Bryen and 
Mounster-men together with the most part of the chiefest of 
his partakers and followers with many others of the other 
side were slaine. Donogh o'Bryen, king of Thomond and 
a man worthy of the monarchy of a kingdome, was trea- 
cherously slaine by Murrogh mMahon o'Bryen. Sean-oge 
m c Vuellen was killed in a fray at Ballen-tobher bride 1 by the 
same gallowglasses where withall he killed Hugh Brenagh 
beforesaid. My author prayeth God to reward him that 
killed him, for murdering Hugh Breneagh as before is 
rescited : Dermott Cleragh king of Mounster was Deposed 
of his kingdome, and Murtagh o'Bryan was constituted in his 
place. Bryan maGeoghegan prince of Uriell, Died. 

1312. The Templers 2 were Destroyed throughout all 
Christendom this yeare. William Bremingham 3 archBushop 
of Twayme the 2 nd day of the Moone before the io th Indic- 
tion, Died. Benedict o'Brackan, 4 Bushop of Lwynie, Died. 
Mollassie m'Hugh 5 Bushop of Oylfyn was elected arch- 
Bushop of Twayme. Pierse Gaueston was killed, the King's 
minion. Dervorgill, daughter of Manus o'Connor king of 
Conaught, Died. The feast of Easter this yeare was in the 
month of March. 

1313. Pope Clement rested in our Lord God. Dermot 
Cleareagh o'Bryan, king of Mounster, Died. Robert Bruce, 

1 B. bride. Ten miles north-west 3 Bremingham. He held the See 
of the town of Roscommon. Aeon- of Tuam from 1289 to 1311. See 
siderable part of it is still standing. Ware's Bishops, p. 608. 

See the Journal R. S.A.I, for 4 o'Brackan. He seems to have 

1889, P- 2 4- It has its name from held the See from 1297 to 1311. 

St. Brigid's well close by. Ibid., p. 659. 

2 Templers. For an account of 6 M. mtHugh. He was Bishop 
their suppression in Ireland, see Gil- of Elphin from 1311 to 1313, and 
bert's Viceroys, p. 125, and Grace's Archbishop of Tuam from the latter 
Annals, p. 51. date to 1348. Ibid., p. 611. 

268 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

king of Scotland, came upon the coasts of Ireland this yeare. 
The ffrench king died. 

1314. Neale o'Donell Died. There was a battle fought 
by Robert Bruce king of Scotland aganst the Englishmen, 
where the said Robertt in defence of his Kingdome killed an 
infinite number of earls, knights and nobles of england, with 
a great slaughter of theire Inferiours at a place called Scrub- 
leith 1 in Scotland, where the earle of Glocester (who then 
was next the king of England for nobility and greatness of 
Revenues) was killed. Neale nvBryan o'Neale a Prince 
both famous for riches & good government, and that did 
beare greatest sway in Ireland, Died. Roalue mMahon was 
killed by his owen brother. 

1315. Edward m c Robert Bruce, earle of Carick and 
brother of king Robert, king of Scotland, Landed with a fleet 
of 300 ships in the north 2 of Ulster : at whose comeing all the 
Inhabitants of Ireland both English and Irish were stricken 
with great terrour, that it made the Lands and Inhabitants of 
Ireland to shake for feare. Immediately after his arrival hee 
burnt the Towns of Downdealgan, Athfirdia 3 and Rathmore, 4 
Harryed and spoyled all Ulster in Generall, tooke theire 
hostages, collected the revenewes of that province to himself, 
and made the Ulstermen to consent and acknowledge him 
as theire king, and Delivered him the Regallities belonging 
to the king, and gave him the name of king of Ireland. When 
Richard Burk, earl of Ulster, heard that Edward Bruce was 
thus arrived, and that he usurped the name of king and 
exercised the fore-recited Tyranyes, he out of all partes 
gathered a great armye with him to Roscomon, from thence 
he marched on to Atblone, through the Borders of Meath and 
Moybrey accompanied withffelym o'Connor king of Conaught. 
Theire army consisted of twenty Cohorts, the English army 

1 Scrubleith. Sterling. Bruce's 3 Athfirdia. Ardee.inCo.Louth. 

army extended from Bannockburn 4 Rathmore. Two miles north of 

to this place. Athboy, Co. Meath. The castle and 

* North. At Olderfleet, near church are still standing, close to 

Larne, Co. Antrim. the Hill of Ward. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 269 

never spared neither spirituall nor Temporall land in every 
place where they came without respect of saint or shrine or 
sacred place, from the river of Synen of the south to Cowle- 
Ryan 1 of the north and Inisown. As this great army was 
thus marching on spoyleing and Destroying all places on 
their way, they saw Edward Butler, then Deputy of Ireland, 
likewise marching on towards them with 30 cohorts of well 
appoynted souldiers armed at all poynts, at whose sight the 
earle was somwhat angrye, alledging that himselfe was of 
suffitient power to expell Bruce and his Scottishmen out of 
the kingdome, and desired and advised the Deputy not to 
joyne with himselfe, and that he needed not his assistance. 
The earle that night encamped at Athfirdia neare the mount 
called Sliew Brey, and Edward Bruce with his Scottish and 
Ulstermen at Inis Kaeyne, 2 the earle the next daye followed 
him and encamped in the town of Louth. William Burk, to 
take some advantage of Bruce, skirmished with him where 
there were a few killed on either side. As for Edward Bruce 
and his armye by the procurement of o'Neal and Ulstermen he 
tooke his jorneye to Coulerayne of the ninth and to the 
borders of Inisowne, and fell down and broke the bridge of 
Cowlerayne to stop the earles passage over the river of Banne, 
whome the earle followed until he came to the said River and 
from thence through Ulster, where he marched, houlding on 
their course of spoyleing and Destroying all places where 
they came, not spareing church or chaple, in soe much that 
they did not leave neither field of corn undestroyed nor towne 
unransacked, nor unfrequented place (were it never so little 
nor soe desert) unsearched and unburnt, and consumed to 
meere ashes the very churches that lay in their way unto the 
bare stones, the encounter of which army on both sides of the 
river of Banne was soe inconvenient that neither partye could 
hinder or offend the other ; for they were severed from each 
other by the deep, spatious, and smooth -running waters or 
river. Nevertheless they had daily shooting of arrows of both 

1 Cowle-Ryan. Coleraine, in 2 Inis Kaeyne. Inniskeen, seven 
Co. Derry. miles west of Dundalk. 

270 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

sides of the river. Edward Bruce hearing of the great fame 
of ffelym o'Conor king of Conaught that then was with the 
red earle, he sent him privie message that he would give him 
the province of Conaught at his Disposition, and to adheare 
to himselfe, and alsoe to return from the earle to Defend his 
owne province, to which offer the said ffelym listned and 
acknowledged to accept of him. In the mean tyme Rory 
m c Cahall Roe o'Connor seeing himself to have his opportunity 
in the absence of ffelym and his nobles, that went to him in 
the jorney of Ulster, he alsoe made his repaire to Edward 
Bruce with vvhome he had secret Communication, and 
Promissed the said Edward to Banish all Englishmen out of 
Conaught if Edward would be pleased to accept of his owne 
service. Edward authorised him to warr against Englishmen 
and not to meddle with the lands of ffelym, but having 
received that favour of Bruce, hee did not onely warre upon 
Englishmen, but alsoe upon ffelym and his partakers, and 
saught all meanes to get the kingdome of Conaught into his 
owen hands and immediately assembled together Breny-men 
& great Companies of Gallowglasses and Conaught men, 
and made towards the middle part of Sile-morey, where first 
of all he burnt the street towne of Sligeagh, Athklean Coran, 
the castle of Killcolman, the towne of Tobber Bride 1 ; Down- 
oman with the Castle, Roscomon, Ryndowne als Teadoyn ard 
Athlone together with all the houses that lay in his way 
between these places. After committing of which great 
exployts, he desired m c Dermoda to give him the duties due 
upon him, belonging to the king of Connaught and alsoe to 
yield him obedience which m c Dermoda absolutely denied, 
and with all refused to give him hostages, but he received 
hostages and pledges of the rest of the whole province, 
Incontinently went to Carne-fro-aigh, where he was Invested 
king of Connaught by the 12 Chieftaines of Sile Morie, 12 
cowarbbs, and other spiritualls that were accustomed to use 
the Ceremonies at the tyme of the Investure of the king, 
remained for a tyme amonst Sile-Morey preying and Destroy- 

1 Tobber Bride. Ballintober. See p. 267, antea. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 27 1 

ing such of that country as he suposed to stick to Phelym, 
and that would not yield him allegiance, and alsoe the 
chiefest cause of his residence there was Tarrieing for the 
returne of ffelym and his forces from the north. In the meane 
tyme ffelym o'Conor thinking with himself that Rory would 
usurp the rule of Conaught in his absence, he spoke to the red 
earle & tould him how Rory would warre against him in 
Conaught and seeke to get the whole government and rule of 
that province into his own hands by this oportunity he had in 
theire absence. Whereupon he intended to depart from the 
earle to defend his lands in Conaught who in his jorny through 
Ulster and Uriel had not one dayes rest, but continuall assaults 
and skirmishes untill he came to Granard and to a place 
called Killenenamas 1 & to the people of his uncle, his mothers 
brother Shane o'fferrall after great slaughter and Losses of his 
people, & flight of some of them with theere goods. After his 
return he advised with his princes and chiefs that were with 
him in that tumultious jorny, and in those places Rory o'Conor 
did constitute others of his one side, that they and every of 
them should returne to their places, and take and hould them 
of Rory. During the tyme they should contend together for 
the preheminence, with condition that if he had overcome Rory 
they should hold of him as they did before, & as for his owne 
fosterfather mcDermott of Moylorg, seeing it is thought that 
Rory would not agree with him for any reasonable conditions 
of peace, hee was content hee should remaine with himself 
dureing his warrs until he had seen the end and Issue thereof. 
The redd earle and Englishmen seeing ffelym and his Con- 
aught men gave them noe assistance aganst theire enemies, 
and alsoe saw them Depart in that manner, they returned back 
againe from Cowlerayne to the Castle of Conyre, whome the 
Scottish and Ulstermen seeing followed them, & as they were 
at the poynt to meet and give battle, at the first onset William 
Burk with some of his knights were taken, with the 2 sons of 
m c aMiles, the red-earle himselfe tooke his flight and was 

1 Killenenamas. ' Coillnanamus, the people of John O'Ferall.' An- 
nals of Loch Ce, I. 569. 

272 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

chased from thence to Connaught ; after whose comeing into 
the province his allyes and friends both of the English and 
Irish flocked to his house, in hopes to be relieved by him from 
the oppression of Rory o'Connor; these en sueing persons were 
the chiefest men of note that had Recourse to him, ffelym 
o'Conor king of Conaught, Mortagh o'Bryan Prince of 
Thomond, Mulronye m c Dermott Prince of Moylorg, Gilbert 
o'Kelly, prince of Imanie, who all were banished out of theire 
possessions. When they were thus mett and Mulrony m c Der- 
mott saw soe many exiled noblemen together in one house, hee 
recomitted with himseef, was abashed, and said that he could 
never after be reconed amongst soe many or that number of 
Deposed chieftaines, but would repaire to teige o'Kelly, by 
whose Intercession he thought to come in favour & creditt 
with Rory and gett his ovven againe, which accordingly 
was don, upon yeelding of Hostages by the said Mulrony 
to Rory o'Connor, for keeping his allegiance fidelity 
to him. 

Hugh Ballagh o'Connor was treacherously killed by Cahall 
m c Donell o'Connor ; Hugh m c Artt and Dermott m c Symon ne 
Troye, were in like manner killed by him in revenge of his 
father that before was killed by the said Dermott. Donell the 
next day tooke a great prey from the sons of Murtagh, where 
Magnus mMagnus and Donell his brother were killed in 
pursuit thereof, and Tomaltagh nrDonogh was taken captive, 
after comitting of which exploytes they tooke part and 
partaketh with the English for theire owne defence. When 
newes came to the eares of ffelym o'Conor of these things, he 
with a few of his trustyest friends went to the sons of Donell 
o'Conor, viz. to Rory, Magnus, Cahall, Mortagh, Donogh, 
John, & Teige, and after some conference had, they with the 
help of their kinsmen and such others as joyned with them, 
preyed Bryan o'Dowoye, took another prey from Arteach of 
Dermott Gall, killed many of his people and burnt his 
haggards and corne together with theire houses, and alsoe 
tooke another prey from the sons of Cahall o'fflanagan which 
they tooke in theere way to the weare called Kara-Kowla- 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 273 

Kvvirk; 1 they could not drive the prey by reason the great 
moysture of the bog because the feet of the Cattle waded soe 
deep in the meere, and also being pursued by a great company 
in soe much that all the forces of the sones of Cahall and that 
parts did overtake them, with Mahon m c Granell chieftaine of 
Moynter-eolas, with his kinsmen and followers; nrDermott 
hearing of the clamorous noyse of the Drivers, and such as 
were about the said pray comeing to Kara aforesaid, he followed 
them to Kowlevakar, 2 & seeing the prey stayed & like to be 
kept by the owners, he did not well like of, but had rather 
theire prey should be taken by ffelym and his adherents ; 
whereupon he Immediately assisted ffelym notwithstanding 
the great multitudes that were against him, and upon the 
sudaine Conor Roe mHugh Breifne was killed, Mahon 
m c Granell chieftaine of Momtyr-eolas, o'Mullmyay chief of 
Moyntier-Keruellan, 3 & Discomfitted these that withheld the 
prey from ffelym, tooke the prey himselfe without restitution 
to the owners, came that night to the abby of Boylle, the next 
day over Segasse north-easterly, from thence to Kowle o'fflyn, 4 
to the Koran & soe to the contry of Lwynie, where ffelym 
expected his comeing. When Rory o'Conor heard that 
Mulronye mDermott had done these great exployts & that 
he had joyned in company with his fosterson felym, he caused 
to be assembled from all partes his forces, and with them 
encamped that night at Ballymore o'fflynn, made little respect 
of the reverence due to the Church of easse-da-chonne, 5 preyed 
the monks of the abby of Boyle,: Tomaltagh mMorgiessa 
m c Donogh with all his forces and Dependents went to assist 
ffelym. Dermott Gall went to Crwaghan the king's palace. 
Teige o'Kelly went to assist Rory, and there followed his 
promis of allegiance upon Mulronye m c Dermott, & being soe 

1 K.-Kwirk. z. e. the weir of district in the south of Co. Sligo. 

Kuil Cuire ; now obsolete. 5 E.-da-chonne. Called also Eas 

* Kowlevakar. Culbhathar. An- m c Neirc, from St. Machona, son of 

nals of Loch Ce, I. 573. Ere, patron of the place. It is a 

3 M.-Kerttellan.h. tribe in the short distance to the north of Boyle, 

barony and county of Leitrim. and is now known as Assylyn. See 

IK. o'fflyn. Now Coolavin, a Annals F. M., iii. 162. 

274 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

joyned together, they pursued ffelym and Mulronye to Letter 
Loyny 1 and to the borders of the mount of Sliew-gawe 2 and 
also to the place called Glann-fahrowe 3 where Infinite number 
of cowes, garrons, and sheep were killed by them, striping 
gentlewomen that could make noe resistence of theire cloathes 
to theire nakid skins ; Destroyed and killed without remorse 
children & Little ones of that jorney. There was not soe much 
hurt done in them parts before in any man's memory without 
profitt to the doers thereof. Mulronye m'Dermott hearing 
that Dermott Gall sat in the priviledge seat of his auncestors 
of Carick of Logh Ke, and with Honour conwayed to- 
Crwaghan to enjoy the principallity belonging to himselfe as 
his right, and that he made havock & killed all his cowes att 
Glann-fahrowe (as before is specified) he with his househould 
and such others as he had in readiness for the purpose 
marked towards Carrick, turned his back to Kara and Synen 
and the 3 Kerryes, 4 vidzt the Lower Kerry, Kerry May, and 
Kerry Artie, with theire Cattle ; it is thought that in these 
dayes there was not such an assault given or such a prey taken 
by any man whatsoever, for they made all the province to 
shake for theire feare. The wife of Dermott Gall was taken 
prisoner at once with the said prey, together with a few other 
gentlewomen. Dermott Gall after that day never enjoyed 
any happy Day, besaught Restitution, & upon refusal preyed 
Moylorg, tooke all the cowes and horses they could meet, 
notwithstanding Dermott had warning before, which did not 
avayle him, although he had a great assembly of people before 
them, and left Moylurg wast and void of cattle, there was noe 
respect of temporall or church land in that country, theire 
cattle, corne, & other things were snacht eaven from the 
very alters, and Delivered over to the gallowglasses for their 

1 L. Loyny. The territory of in the barony of Drumahaire, Co. 
Luigne. Annals of Loch Ce, I. 575. Leitrim. 

2 Sliew-gawe. Nowthe OxMoun- 4 Kerryes. Some of the Carraigi, 
tains, forming the boundary between driven from south Munster, settled 
the counties of Mayo and Sligo. near Castlerea and in the barony of 

3 G.-fahrowe, Now Glenfarne, Costello. See Annals P.M., iii. 238. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 275 

The towne of Dunmore was burnt by Rory o'Connor, 
Eoghroym 1 o'Manie was burnt by the said Rory and the Castle 
thereof fFallen Downe. The Cantred of Moynmoy was wasted 
and Destroyed by Teig o'Kelly, ifelym o'Connor, m c Dermott, 
Tomaltagh m c Donogh, & the sons of Don ell o'Conor partaketth 
with the English of Ighter Conaught, & after they accorded 
peace with them, they Destroyed Tyrenna, 2 Tyreneaghtynn, 
Moyntyr Kreghan 3 and the Demeasne of Donmore called 
Con vakney. Richard Burk earle of Ulster called the red-earle 
remayned this yeare without force or power in any the parts of 
Ireland. Then raigned many Diseases generally throughout the 
whole kingdome, a great loss of the Inhabitants, great scarcity 
of victualls, great slaughter of people, and in Summer ugly and 
fowle weather. Hugh o'Donell prince of Tyre Conell came 
to the lands of Carbrye in Conaught and Destroyed all that 
con try by the advice of his wife the Daughter of Magnus 
o'Connor, & came herself with a great route of gallowglasses 
and tooke all the spoyles of the Churches of Dromkliew 
without respect of church or churchmen of that place. The 
castle of Sligeagh was taken and fallen down by o'Donnell of 
that jorny. 

1316. Hugh o'Donnell prince of Tyreconell aforesaid 
gathered together all the forces of Tyreconell with them 
again came to the Country of Carbrey aforesaid, and went to 
the Castle of mConnor where Rory mDonell severed himself 
from his owne kinsmen & accorded with o'Donnell, & yeelded 
him chiefryes and rents of Crich Carbry. Dervorgill, Daughter 
of Magnus o'Conor (o'Donells wife) retayned a great company 
of gallowglasses to whome she gave a consideration of mony 
for killing Rory m c Donell o'Conor, who killed him accordingly 
after all the oathes of Tyreconnell passed between them for 
theire concordance and securities to each other, & afterwards 
they of Tyreconnell took great preyes of the contry of Carbrye. 

1 Eoghroym. Now Aughrim, of Longford, Co. Galway. 

near Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, in 3 M. Kreghan. Perhaps M. 
the ancient territory of Hy Many. Checharain. See Tribes, &c., of 

2 Tyre nna Terran, in the barony Hy Many, p. 40. 

T 2 

276 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Phelym o'Conor tooke a prey from the sons of ffailge, killed 
Richard himself, and made a great slaughter of his people. 
After all these things ffelym gathered together a huge armye 
both of Irish & Englishmen, amongst whom the lord Ber- 
mingham, Mulrony m c Dermott, the sones of Donell o'Conor, 
& other noblemen (which for brivity's sake I omitt) are nott 
to be forgotten, to give Battle to Rory m<=Cahall Roe o'Connor 
who tooke the kingdome of Conaught before of the said 
ffelym, being soe accompanied they marched on towards Sile 
Morey, which beeing tould to Rory o'Connor king of Conaught, 
as then sitting att the top of ffie Ikie 1 of Connaught in 
Clynn Convoy 2 watching the proceedings of ffelym & his 
partakers, where he encamped and being soe sett the said 
Phelym and his foster father Mullronye m c Dermoda with 
theire squadrons well sett in battle aray fiersely make towards 
him, ffelym himself & his foster father Mulronye in the foremer 
rank, together with the most part of the English of Conaught, 
espetially of that part of the prouince following them & Draw- 
ing to a place in his presence called Togher-Mone-Koyne. 3 
The Conaught men with theire king Rory m c Cahall o'Connor 
mett them in the same place, where king Rory and his army 
by the multiplicity of hands and armes against him, was 
quite overthrone & Discomfitted, king Rory himself (a man 
of wonderful prowess, a destroyer of foriners and an expeller 
of them out of all Ireland) was killed, alsoe Dermott 
Gall m c Dermott prince of Moylorg, Cormack m c Kehearne, 
prince of Kerry, Gillecriost mDermoda, Dermot m e fferall 
m c Dermod^^, Cennegan m c Cennegan, Donell m c Cennegan, 
Donogh m c Rory with one hundred gallowglasses & divers 
others were killed : Dermott & Donell o'Boyle & alsoe 
Roback Bremingham of the other side were hurt. This battle 
was given the 7th of the calends of March the yeare of our 
Lord 1316. ffelym o'Conor afterwards tooke all the preys and 

1 ffie Ikie. Mullach Fidhig, to Clanconoo. 

the west of the river Suck, in the 3 Togher-Mone-Koyne. In the 
barony of Ballymoe, Co. Galway. parish of Templetogher, barony of 

2 C. Convoy. Now locally called Ballymoe, Co. Galway. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 277 

spoyles of all that belonged to Rory o'Connor, or that par- 
taketh with him before, and tooke himselfe the Government 
& rtame of king of Conaught as before he had which extends 
from Easroe in Ulster to Eaghtge, tooke Hostages for the 
preservation of allegiance of the Brenye men, Constituted 
Uloyge o'Roirk as theire king, alsoe he tooke the Hos- 
tages of the o'Kellyes, o'Maddins, o'Dermoddaes, o'haras, 
o'Dowdies, and after setling himselfe prepared an army, 
with whome hee went to banish the English of Conaught, 
Immediately burnt the towne of Athlone, killed Stephen 
Dexeter therein, Miles Cogan, William Prendergrasse, & 
John Stanton, knights, & alsoe William Lawless, with a 
great slaughter of their people ; he burnt all the Contry from 
the place called Castle Corran to Roua, 1 tooke all theire 
spoyles & preyes, returned to his house with a rich booty of 
his enemies and fortunate success of his affaires. King ffelym 
haveing thus returned to his house made noe long stay, but 
went to Meelick to meet with those of Mounster and Leath- 
moy, where he burnt and fell downe the Castle, at first 
Murtagh o'Bryan prince of Thomond came to his house, & all 
the families of the o'Brians face to face, with whome he went 
to Roscommon to fall the Castle thereof to the earth, ffelym 
o'Conoriheareing of the returne of William Burke to Conaught 
from Scotland, he proclaimed that all his people from allpartes 
where they were, with such as would joyn with them would 
gather together to banish William Burk from out of Conaught, 
at whose command all the Irishrie' of Conaught from Easroe 
to Sliew Veghty or eighty were obedient & came to that 
place of meeting. Donnogh o'Bryan prince of Thomond, 
o'Melaghlan king of Meath, o'Roirk king of the Breifnie, 
o'fferall chieftaine of the Annallie, called Convackne, Teige 
o'Kelly king of Imanie, with many others of the Nobility 
of Ireland, came to this assembly and marched towards 
Athenrie to meet with William Burk, the Lord Bremingham 
and others the english of the province of Conaught, where 

1 Roua. Now the Robe, which flows into the eastern side of Lough 

278 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

they met and gave battle in a place near the town ; in which 
Battle the Irishmen were Discomfitted & quite overthrowne ; 
ffelym o'Connor king of Conaught was therein killed ; alsoe 
Teige o'Kelly, king of Imanie, and 28 of the Chiefest of that 
familie. Magnus m c Donell o'Connor tanistofall Conaught, 
Artt o'Hara, prince of Lwynie, Melaghlen Carragh o'Dowdye, ' 
Conor Oge o'Dowdye, Murtagh m c Connor o'Dowdye, Dermot 
m c Dermott Tanist of Moylorg, Murtagh m c Taghleagh 
m'Dermoda, Mortagh mDermoda mfferall, Molronye Oge 
m c Magnusa, John m'Murogh o'Madden, Donell o'Boylle, 
Donell m c Hugh o'Conchennan prince of the o'Dermotts & 
his brother Mortagh, Murrogh o'Madden, Donnell o'Boylle, 
Donnogh o'Molloye of fferkeall with his people, the sone of 
Murrogh o'Manon & 100 of his people, Neale ffox prince of 
Teaffa men with his people, fferall m c john Galda 1 o'fferall, 
William m c Hugh oge o'fferall, Thomas m c Auley o'fferall, five 
of the familie of the mDonoghs, viz. Tomaltagh, Murrogh, 
Murtagh, Conor Mortagh & Melaghlen mDonogh, John 
m c Kiegari O'Connor's chiefe judg, Conor & Gillernew the sons 
of Dalere-Docker o'Deuelyn, the man called far lomchar-ne- 
honchen, 2 Thomas o'Conollan of the kings guard ; all which 
Persons with many others of Mounster, Meath, & Conaught 
which were Tedious to resite were slaine in that battle as a 
certaine Irish Poett pitifully in an Irish verse 3 said : 

1TI6]\ in&c |iij n&c &b|A.Mrn & &inm, t>o 

TDo ftu&5 iTMt>e if niuiTi&n. U^UAJ tern CJAOIXM in 

This battle was given upon the day of St. Lawrence the 
Martyre, ffelym o'Conor being then but of the age of 23 
years, in the 5th year of whose raigne Rory m c Cahall Roe 

1 Galda. i.e. the foreigner; a were a leopard. See the Appendix to 
term of reproach addressed to one Keating' s H. of Ireland, ed. 1726. 
who was the friend of the English, 3 Verse. ' The mighty son of a 
or adopted their habits. king, his name I will not mention, 

2 1.-honchen. i.e. the man who was slain in the great fight of the 
carried the leopard, the standard- host of Meath and Munster. Sorrow 
bearer of the O'Connors, whose arms is in my heart for that battle.' 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 279 

o'Connor (before mentioned) deposed him for one \ yeare, 
who being killed as before is declared, ffelym succeeded him 
for another yeare untill hewasslaine at Athenrye aforesaid. 
Rory surnamed Rory na ffidh 1 m c Donogh mO\vne m c Rory 
succeeded next as king of Conaught. William Burke with a 
great armye came to Silemorye, where all the families and 
scepts of this contry agreed to make peace with William, 
but m c Dermott onely ; whereupon William Burk marched to 
m'Dermotts Contry of Moylorg, tooke all the preyes and 
spoyles of that Country from a place called Athenkip, and 
from Vaghter-herye, 2 alsoe burnt & destroyed the whole 
contry, & returned from thence without skirmish or any loss 
worthy of note. Rory na ffidh m c Donaugh the king of 
Conaught (before mentioned) was deposed of his principallity 
by Mulronye m c Dermoda after he had raigned a quarter 
and a -^ king of Conaught. The Lady Dervorgill or Dervorg, 
Daughter of Magnus o'Connor K. of Conaught & wife of 
Hugh o'Donell, Died. 

1317. Terlaugh m'Hugh m<=Owen was constituted king of 
Conaught by Conaught men this yeare, Robert bruce king 
of Scotland this yeare came to Ireland with a great army of 
Gallovvglasses to assist his brother Edward Bruce to conquer 
& bring in subjection this kingdome & to banish all English- 
men here-hence. Meyler Dexeter Lord of Athleathan 3 was 
killed by Cahall m c Donell o'Conor, & by Donell mTeige sur- 
named Donell of Irros at a place called the Mehannagh neare 
Dromkliew & 14 men were killed with him. The castle of 
Ath-ele in Korann in the province of Conaught was fallen 
downe this yeare. Donogh o'Bryan, prince of Thomond, 
was killed. Melaghlen Carragh m c Dermoda, Tanist and 
next to succeed in Moylorg, Magnus o'fflanagan successor or 
Tanist of Clan Cahall were killed by Gilbert m c Cosdealaye 4 

1 Na ffidh. Of the Fews, 3 Athleathan. i. e. Athcliath, 
O'Naughten's country, in Roscom- Ballymote. 

mon, where perhaps he was fos- 4 m c Cosdealaye. Or Costello, 

tered. who, according to some, are de- 

2 Vaghter-herye. U. Tire. See scended from the second son, Gil- 
p. 453, antea. bert de Angulo. 

280 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

and Conor m c Cowarba Coman o'Connor with many others. 
The overthrow of Kilmore was given upon m c Rory & breifnie 
men, where 150 Gallowglasses belonging to m c Rory were 
killed, & the sone of Hugh Breifnagh o'Connor was taken 
Captive, the 2 sones of Neale o'Roirk, Conor Boye mTyernan 
cheiftaine of TeallayDonoghoe were killed, Mahon nVTyernan, 
Gilleroe m c Anarchinny, Nicoll m c en Maister and many others 
of that familie were alsoe killed. Moyle Issa Roe n^Kiegan 1 
the best learned in Ireland in the brehon law in Irish called 
yenecu]', Died, this fenechus or brehon law is none other 
then the sivil Law, which the Brehons had to themselves in 
an obscure & unknown language, which none could under- 
stand except those that studied in the open schooles they 
had, whereof some were judges and others were admitted to 
plead as barresters, & for theire fees costs & all receaved the 
i i tb part of the thing in demand of the party of whome it was 
ordered, the Loozer paid noe costs. The brehons of Ireland 
were divided into several tribes and families as the m c Kiegans, 
o'Deorans, o'Brisleans, & mTholies, every contry had his 
peculiar Brehan Dwelling within itselfe, that had power to 
Decide the cases of that Contry & to maintaine theire con- 
troversies against theire neibor-contries ; by which they held 
theire Lands of the lord of the Contry where they dwelt ; 
this was before the Lawes of England wer of full force in this 
Contry or land, and before the kingdome was devided into 
shieres. Randolph nvGranell chieftaine of Moyntir-eolas was 
Deposed of his chieftainship by the people of his owne Contry, 
& the Captainery given over by them to Geoffry mGranell 
as more worthy thereof. There was great scarcity of victuals 
in & throughout the realme of Ireland this yeare. 

1318. o'Keruell gave a great overthrow to Englishmen 
in the Contry of Elye where Addam March 2 with many other 
English-men were slaine. Molronye m c Dermoda, prince of 

1 mfKiegan. Or MacEgan. This seen in the Annals P.M. 

family was long famed as ollamhs, 2 A. March. He is called Adam 

and practised this profession in Mares in the Annals F. M. Grace 

several parts of Ireland, as may be says 200 of the English were slain. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 281 

Moylorg gathered together a great army consisting .of the 
ensuing noblemen, vidz* Terlaugh o'Connor,king of Conaught, 
Ularg o'Roirk, prince of the Brenye, Conor o'Kelly, prince 
of Imanie, and Tomaltagh m c Donaugh, prince of Tyre-ayl- 
lealla, marched towards Cahall mDonell O'Connor, who dwelt 
at ffasagh-Koylle. 1 Cahall offered them great guiftes & bribes, 
and not to come to him, which they refused, & marched 
towards the midst of the place where he encamped, which he 
seeing & haveing none other remedy, he tooke hart anew, & 
with a Coragious stomack without daunting, he issued from 
outhouse, made fiercely towards the place he saw his enemys 
aproch, and gave them a valorous onsett, killed Conor o'Kelly, 
prince of Imanie at the first, and Bryan mTerlaugh o'Conor, 
tanist or next successor of the kingdome of Conaught, Bryan 
m c Magnus, Cahall mGillecriost, & manie others of the noble 
and ignoble sort were killed therein ; and immediately after- 
wards tooke a great prey from mDermoda, tooke the govern- 
ment and name of king of Conaught to himselfe, & Deposed 
Terlaugh o'Conor thereof, & for his defence partaketh with 
William Burke & the English of Conaught. John o'Neals 
sone, that is to say, the son of Donell o'Neall, was killed by 
Hugh O'Neale in the town of Derry, the said Hugh & Divers 
others were killed & drowned the same day, Richard De Clare 
Died. Edward Bruce Destroyer of all Ireland in Generall 
both English and Irish, was killed 2 by the English in maine 
battle by their valour at Dondalke the 14*" of the Month of 
October In anno 1318 together 'with m c Rory 3 king of the 
islands and m c Donnell prince of the Irish of Scotland with 
many other Scotish men. Edward Bruce seeing the English 
encamp befre his face and feareing his brother Robert Bruce 
king of Scotland (that came to this kingdome for his assist- 
ance) would acquire and get the glory of that victory which 
he mad himselfe believe he would get of the English which 

i ffasagh-Koylle. In the barony commanded the English army, was 

of Carbury, Co. Sligo. rewarded with the earldom of Louth 

2 Killed. At Faughart, near Dun- and the barony of Ardee. 

dalk, by Mapas. Bermingham, who 3 mfRory, Lord of the Hebrides. 

282 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

he was sure he was able to overthrow without the assistance 
of his said Brother, he rashly gave them the assault, & was 
therein slaine himselfe as is declared to the great joy & com- 
fort of the whole kingdome in generall, for there was not 
a better deed, that redounded better or more for the good of 
the kingdome since the creation of the world and since the 
banishment of Fine ffomores 1 out of this land, done Ireland 
then the killing of Edward Bruce ; for there raigned Scarcity 
of Victuals, breach of promisses, ill performance of covenants, 
& the loss of men and women throughout the whole real me 
for the space of three yeares and a half that he bore sway. 
In soe much that men did commonly eat one another for 
want of sustenance during his tyme. John o'fferall was 
killed by his owne sone with an arrow. Geoffrey m c Gillernew 
o'fferall chieftaine of the Analye, in the 36 th year of his cap- 
tainery, Died. There was such snow this yeare that there 
was not soe great seen for many yeares before. 

1319. Heenry m c Encrossan, 2 Bushop of Rathboth, Died. 
Thomas mCormack o'Donell was elected to succeed him in 
that Bushoprick. The Bushops of Derry, Clogher, & Clonfert, 
Died this yeare. Donell o'Neale prince of Tyreowne was 
banished by the o'Neales of Clonhuge Boy, 3 & Englishmen 
out of his territoryes, & was also Treacherously & most 
deceatfully dealt withall by these of Fermanagh, took great 
preyes of him, & after all which miseryes sustayned, he was 
againe restored to his owne place, and enjoyed his contry & 
principallitye. Bryan m c Donell o'Neale was killed by the 
o'Neales of Clanna Boye. 

1320. Cahal o'Conor & Mulronye mDermot had a meet- 
ing where a friendly atonement was agreed and concluded 
between them ; whereupon Mulronye upon some occations of 
his left the contry. The said Cahall contrary to his late 

1 f- ffomores. i. e, the Fomo- tensive territory to the east of Lough 
rians. See p. 14, antea. Neagh, in the counties of Down and 

2 m c Encrossan.ILe was Bishop Antrim. The name is taken from 
of Raphoe from 1306 to 1319. their ancestor Aodh Buidhe, who 

3 C. Boy. i. e. Clandeboy, an ex- died in 1283. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 283 

agreement tooke his advantage by the opportunity he had in 
his absence, & met him at a place called Tarawnagh, 1 whome 
he Instantly took prisoner, & alsoe Granie, Daughter of 
mMagnus & wife of the said Mulrony, whom he found 
staying for a boote to pass over into the Hand of Carrick- 
locha-ke, tooke the spoyles and preyes of the whole Contry : 
alsoe he tooke prisoner Moyle Issa Donn m c 'Kiagan, and his 
sone, & Tomaltagh m c Donnogh, Lord of the Territory called 
Tyreallealla in Connaught. Hugh m c Teige o'Connor, a young 
man of great worth and expectation, and one suffitient for 
birth, Composition of Body and Liberallity to be a king was 
killed by m c Martyn, who was killed in reveng thereof. Mahon 
m c Donell Connaghtagh o'Bryan Tanist and next successor of 
Mounster was killed by those of Kilkollen this yeare. More 
Daughter of o'Boylle and wife to o'fferall, Died. 

1321. The Lady Granye, Daughter of Magnus and wife of 
Mulronye m c Dermoda, died. Rory na ffidh (of whom men- 
tion wasmade before) was deceiptfully killed by Cahall m c Hugh 
m c Owen o'Connor. The Carrick of Logh-ke was broken 
Down and raced by Cahall m c Donell o'Connor, king of 
Conaught, there was a great murren of Cowes throughout all 
Ireland that the like was never seene before. Magnus 
o'Hanlon, prince of the orhir 2 was blinded by his owne brother, 
& mightylye oppressed by Neale m c Conally o'Hanlon upon 
Wensday the weeke before Easter. Neale o'Hanlon, Prince 
of orhyr, was treacherously killed by the English of Dundalk. 
Andrew Bremingham & the Englishmen of Meath gave a 
great overthrow to the noble youth of Affalye. 

1322. There arose great wars betvveene the king of Eng- 
land and his nobles. Mathew o'Hohie 3 Bushop of Ardagh, 
Died. Gilbert o'Kelly, Prince of Imanie, Died. Mulronye 
m c Dermoda, prince of Moylorg, was taken by Connor m'Teige 
o'Connor, & by the Howshould men of Cahal o'Conor at 

1 Tarawnagh. Mullagh Dar- Upper and Lower Orior, in the east 
amhnach. Annals F. M., ad ann. of Co. Armagh. 

The name is now obsolete. 3 o'Hohie.Rt occupied this See 

2 Orhir. Now the baronies of from 1290 to 1322. 

284 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Cloncumasge. 1 Richard Bremingham 2 lord of Athenrye, Died. 
William (the hore) sonne of William more Burk, Died. 
Bryan o'Bryan gave a great overthrow to the Englishmen. 
Gillernew m c Geffry m c Gillernew tooke the Captainery of the 
Analye this yeare. 

1323. Carbrysurnamed Carbry an scregann 3 Melaghlen 
king of Meath, was killed ; Mulronye MaGeoghegan, Died. 
Johnyn o'fferall was killed by the sons of Johnyn o'fferalL 
o'Hara was killed by the Convachan 4 the same yeare. 

1324. William Burk m c William Died. Cahall m c Donell 
king of Conaught, was killed by Terlaugh m c Hugh m c Owen, 
who was held to be the hardiest and supstantiallest Irishman 
of his time. Melaghlen m c Terlaugh o'Donnell & Gillechriost 
oge, m c Donogh with many others were killed at once with 
him, in the Contry of Tyrebryan the 7 of the Calends of Sep- 
tember, after he had raigned king of Conaught 6 yeares and 
a \ against the wills of Irish & English, after whose death 
Terlaugh o'Conor succeeded in the kingdome of Connaught. 
The murren of Cowes continued still in Ireland and was called 
the Moyle Dawine. Gillecriost o'Byrne, Died. 

1325. Donell m c Bryan o'Neale king of Ulster, Died. 
Cownley m c Donell m c Bryan o'Neale was killed by his owne 
nephes, the Sons of Neale mBryan o'Neale. The murren of 
Cowes continued still. 

1326. Richard Burk earle of Ulster & lord of Conaught, 
the choyce Englishman of all Ireland Died 5 this yeare a 
little before Lammas day. There grew great wars between 
the king of England and the fFrench king this yeare. 
Lawrence o'Laghtnann 6 Bushop of Oylfyn, Died. Melrasion ' 
o'ffinsneaghty was elected to that Bushoprick. Imer 

1 Cloncumasge. Now obsolete. 5 Died. Shortly before he retired 

2 Bremingham. Fourth baron, to the monastery of Athassel, near 
See Archdall's Peerage, hi. 35. Cashel, founded by his great-grand- 

3 Scregann. i.e. of the rocky father, and was buried there. Arch- 
land, dall's Peerage, i. 121. 

4 Convachan. The inhabitants ^o'Laghtnann. He occupied the 
of Ballycroy, Co. Mayo, now angli- See from 1313 to 1325. See Ware's 
cised Conway. Bishops, p. 631. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 285 

Magranell, chieftaine of Moyntyr eolas, was killed by his 
owne Brothers. Nicoll o'Heyne, Died. 

1327. There arose great wars between the king of England 
and his queen, the french kings Daughter, where at last the 
king was Deposed of his crown, & given to his owne sone 
Edward by the advice of the Councell of England. King 
Edward the 2 d was pressed to death by pressing a great table 
on his belly this yeare with many other tortures in the Castle 
of Berckley, and was entred in Glocesster. Gormphley, the 
Daughter of m c Dermoda, first married to Magnus m c Donell 
O'Connor, tanist of Connaught for a time, afterwards married 
to Conor Kelly, prince of Imanie, & lastly to ffarall o'Hara, 
the best woman for liberallity, manners, and hospitallity of her 
scept, Died after good penance. Edward king of England 
after he was Deposed of his crown and kingdome died. 
There raigned a Disease called the pied-pox or little pox 1 in 
Ireland in general & tooke away many persons both great 
and small : Melaghlen m c Donell m c Teige m c Connor, died of 
the same Disease, fferall m c Ularg o'Royrke Died. Cullen 
o'Dempsy, Died. 

1328. Melaghlen o'Reyly lord of Moynter-Mulmerry, was 
taken & hurt by the English of Meath, & was ransomed by 
yeelding prisoners for him ; & afterwards Died of the hurt he 
receaved in his owne house. There was great thunder and 
Lightning this yeare, that it Destroyed a great deale of the 
Corns of the kingdome, that they grew whitish by reson 
they lost theire supstance. There was a Generall Disease 
throughout all Ireland called the murrene continued for the 
space of three or 4 days & brought Divers eauen to the poynt 
of death. The Earl of Ulster the Donne Earle, grandchild 2 
to the red earle, called William Burk, S r John Burks sonne, 
came to Ireland this yeare. John Bremingham, earle of 

1 Little Pox. Called in Irish John, who died at Galway in 1313. 
^alar breac, z'. e. the speckled dis- His mother was Elizabeth, third 
ease. It is now mentioned for the daughter of the Earl of Gloucester, 
first time in the Irish Annals. and granddaughter of Edward I. 

2 Grandchild. His father was See Archdall's Peerage, i. 123. 

286 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Louth, the best earle for worthyness, bounty, prowess & 
valour of his hands, was treacherously killed by his owen 
people, the English of Uriell, & alsoe killed at once with 
him many good and worthy Englishmen and Irishmen. 
Mollrony m c Keruell, chief mutition of the kingdome & his 
brother Gillekeigh were killed in that Company ; of whome 
it is reported that noe man in any age eauer heard, or shall 
hereafter heare a better Tympanist. Morish o'Gibellan master 
of art, one exceedingly well learned in the ould & new 
law, siuill and canon, a cuning and skilfull philosopher, 
an excellent poet in Irish & an excellent eloquent & exact 
speaker of the speech which in Irish is called ogham, in sume 
one that was well seen in many other good sciences ; he was 
a Cannon & singer in Twayme, Olfin, Aghaconary, 1 Killalye, 
ednagh Downe, 2 Clonfert, he was officiall & common Judg 
of the whole Diocesses & ended his dayes this yeare. Thomas 
o'Meallie 3 Bushop of eanagh downe Died in Roome in the 
Pope's Court. William Burk earle of Ulster assembled 
together a great army Consisting of these noble personages 
following with theire forces, vizdt. Terlaugh o'Connor king 
of Conaught, Murtagh o'Bryan king of Mounster, against 
Bryan Bane 4 o'Bryan. Bryan Bane gaue an ouerthrow to 
o'Bryan where Conor o'Bryan was killed, who was a young 
man of great expectation, bounty, comlyness of personage, & 
suffitient to gouern a Monarchy & with him 80 persons more 
were killed. There was a Generall Meeting at a place called 
Ath-kynn-logha-teohy 5 between Walter mWilliam Burk, 
Gilbert m c Cosdeally of the one side, & Mulrony m c Dermoda, 
Tomaltagh his son, Donell mDonogh, & Clan Mulronye or 
that familie of the other side, whereupon some Distastfull 
speeches passed between them ; from words they fell to bloes 
of armes ; in the end William was owerthrone, Bryan mteige 

1 Aghaconary. Achonry, in Co. Bishops, p. 605. 

Mayo. * B. Bane.i. e. the white or fair. 

2 E. Downe. Anadowne, on the 5 A. teohy. L. Techet, now 
east side of Lough Corrib. Lough Gara, a little to the south 

3 Thomas o'Meallie. See Ware's of Boyle. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 287 

mDonogh was slayn by his owne brother in reuenge of 
Bryan m c Donell m c Donogh that he killed before. Donogh 
Gall mDonogh o'Conor was killed by hugh m c Teige 
m c Melaghlen m c Magnus o'Connor. 

1329. Teige m c Terlaugh o'Connor, Prince of Conaught, 
was wilfully murdered by Dermott o'Graie. Cahall m'Donell 
o'Royrk young prince & next to succeed in the territory of 
Brenye, was killed by the sonns of John o'fferall & the 
English of Meath treacherously with some of his people. 
Mortagh mDonnell o'Connor lord of the territory of Carbrye, 
& one worthy the Kingdome of Conaught, Died. Walter 
mWilliam Burk called m c William procured the Banishment 
of Cahall m c Hugh m c Owen o'Connor out of the fewes & the 
territory of o'Manye of the o'Kellyes. There arose great 
dissention between Terlaugh o'Connor king of Conaught & 
the family of Clan Mulronye whereof ensued great Damages 
& losses. Tomaltagh m c Dermoda (Mulrony of whom often 
mention heretofore is made his sonne) tooke the preyes & 
spoyles of Dermott o'fflanagan, chieftaine of Clan Cahall. 
An Daughter of fFerall o'Kelly & wife to Tomaltagh mDer- 
mode Died the third day before Christmas. Sr. Dabuke Don 
m c William Burke a good and wealthy knight died. 

1330. Prince Magnus son of Hugh Breifnach o'Conor was 
killed by Cahall mHugh o'Connor in a place called feranne- 
daragh, 1 & Symon m c Anfalgye alsoe. Terlaugh o'Conor 
king of Conaught gaue an assault to Walter m c William 
Burke at a place called Leackmoy 2 in Moylorg, & from thence 
chased him to Carhaly age fad, 3 & Gilbert m c Cosdeally with a 
great Company came to assist m c William, & alsoe tomaltagh 
m c Dermott came to relieve him too ; being met & joyned 
together, retracted upon o'Conor to Ath-digert-nwan, 4 & 
there about that foord killed a few of his people, with 
Donagh m c Donell mac Mahon & the sone of Gillecougan, 

1 F. daragh. Now obsolete. charta, in the parish of Killurin, 

''Leackmoy. Now Legmoy, near Co. Roscommon. 

Carrick-on-Shannon. 4 A. nwan.Now Eastersnow, in 

3 C. fad. Perhaps Knocka- the barony of Boyle. 

288 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

with others that for prolixity sake I omitt here to name, & soe 
o'Conor escaped valorously & came to the twathies, whome 
m c William followed & encamped at Killomat in his presence, 
whereupon m c William assembled all the forces of the English 
and Irish of Conaught with Intent to take kingdome and 
name of king of Conaught to himselfe. mac Dermott & 
o'Conor came to a friendly agreement and peace was con- 
cluded between them. o'Roirk with his forces came to 
ffianatha 1 where he was Discomfitted by the english of that 
town, Prince Art o'Roirk with many others of his people 
were killed. Terlaugh o'Conor King of Conaught was killed 
by Walter m c William Burk as he was comeing from the 
earle of Ulster's house. 

1331. Mulronye m c Dermoda, prince of the territory of 
Moylorg, forsooke his Government and principality, entred 
into religion in the Order of Gray Monks in the abby of 
Boylle, & within a short time after Died ; after whose death 
his son Tomaltagh the 6 of May succeeded him in his 
place. Walter Burk (called mWilliam) with a great army 
repayred to Moylorg, where he burnt, preyed, and destroyed 
all places in that contry, save onely Churches and Church 
lands, which he rescued and had in great respect ; but 
Tomaltagh m c Dermot & his forces could not well brooke 
that m c William should enjoy any rest in that contry and 
therefore they suddenly betook themselves to theire armes 
which they then held to be theire best rediest friend in 
tyme of need, and gave them the onset, but m William and 
his people taking theire hart anew gaue a fresh encounter to 
Tomaltagh, chased him and his people, killed divers of them, 
which Tomaltagh did not leave unrevenged, for he could not 
digest that so many of his people were killed and that they 
should escape without rendering an account of soe many 
heads of theires too for entring soe bouldly into his territory. 
Meyler Mageoghegan Died this yeare the 3d of the Calends 
of January. 

' Walter m c William Burk was taken by the earle of 

^ffianatha. Now Finae, in the barony of Half Fowre, Co. Westmeath. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 289 

Ulster called the Donne earle, and was conveyed prisoner to 
New Castle 1 in Inisowen, In the prison of which castle he 
remayned prisoner untill he died of ffamine. Ballioll made a 
massacre of all the nobility of Scotland this yeare. The 
english earles sone* gaue an ouerthrow at a place called 
Bearna-an-mile 3 to m c William Burk & tomaltagh m c Dermott, 
where many of m c William's people were killed. William 
Galda m c Mortagh more Mageoghegan chieftaine of the Contry 
of Kineleagh died in the month of November. 

!333' William Burk earle of Ulster was killed by the 
English 4 of Ulster, for which cause the king of England 
caused the said Englishmen to be hanged, drawn and 
quartered. Hugh o'Donell king of Tireconell & fermanagh, 
one that tooke hostages of the teritory of Carbry & Sligeach 
and Brenie, one Deputed to be next successor of the king- 
dome of Ulster, the best man in Ireland for bounty, prowess, 
magnanimity, rule, and good government, and in summe he that 
most killed of the English and Irish that were his enemies, 
Died this yeare after he had ouercome the world & devill, & 
alsoe after he had raigned fortunatly in the principallity 
of Tyreconell 50 yeares, & after he had entred religion in 
the habitt of a Gray monk, receaving the sacraments of pen- 
ance and extremunction, after whose death his sone Conor 
o'Donell was Constituted to succeed him in his place, 
betweene whome & Art his brother, there grew debate for 
the succession ; but Conor Immediately took Art prisoner & 
killed him at Instant. Tomaltagh m c Donogh lord of the 
territory of Tireaillealla, a principal man for manhood, 
bounty, constancy of promis, & honest & playne dealing, 
Died, ffelym o'Donell, the worthyest prince for birth, the 
fayrest for Composition of body, & one of Greatest expectation 
of the whole Kingdome in Generall, Died this yeare. Cahall 

1 New Castle. Called also Green- * English. -By Robert De Man- 
castle. See p. 260, antea. deville, who was instigated thereto 

2 Sone. The son of the Earl of by his brother's wife, to revenge the 
Ulster. imprisonment of her brother Walter 

3 B. mile. Now obsolete. De Burgo. 


2QO The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

m c Dermott Gall killed Gilber m c Casdeally in the midst of his 
owne house treacherously. 

1334. Johnock m c Murtag1i maGeoghegan, chieftaine of 
Kinaleagh m c Neale Died the 14 of the Calends of January. 
Teige m c Cahall m c Donell o'Conor Died. Donogh mCons- 
nawa chief of Moyntir-Kenay, Died. There was a great 
army of Conaughtmen as well of the English as Irish gone 
to Mounster against m c naMarra of whom they had power 
and yeelded them hostages. Some of the said army burnt a 
church wherein 180 persons with 2 priests were altogether 
burnt & turned to ashes. 

1335. The Lady ffynola o'Bryan's daughter & wife of 
Terlaugh o'Connor, Died. The earle of Ulster's son tooke 
John o'Hary alsoe took the spoyles of the most part of 
his people. The sonns of Donell o'Connor tooke a prey from 
the sons of Garalt Succach killed m c Morrish himselfe. 
This is m c Morish of the preyes ; he is of the Geraldins. 
falsam. The family of Clan Morrish tooke another preye in 
reveng thereof from the sone of o'Donell. Edmund Burk 
destroyed & wasted all the west of Conaught called iarthar 
Conaught, he killed many & committed great burnings, tooke 
great preyes, & committed many other vile outrages upon 
the earles sonne & upon the families of Clan Richard this 
yeare, at last they grew to friendly accord of peace. There 
was such great snow in the Spring of this yeare that the most 
part of the small foule of Ireland died. 

1336. Tomaltagh m c Dermott prince of Moylorg, one that 
slaughtered many of his one full of bounty & charity, one 
true constant in his purposes promises & respected 
the best of his owen quallity, Died the gth of the Calends of 
June on trinity Night, was with great reuerence buried 
in the abby of Boylle, he Died in his house of Carrick, after 
whose death his sone Connor succeeded him in the princi- 
pallity of that territory. Theobald Burk, sone of Ulick, Died. 
Meyler m c jordan Dexeter, Died. Owen o'Madden gaue an 
overthrow to the burkes of Clan Richard, where 66 of them 
were killed. Dermott offlanagan, cheeftaine of Clan Kaell, 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 291 

Died, ffelym o'Conor & the sons of Dermott Gall tooke 
a great prey from the familie of m c Cosdallyes & killed 
Madiuck m c Waltrinn in pursuit of the said prey. Edmund 
m c William Burk tooke a prey from the Inhabitants of Clan 
Kahili & also tooke the spoyles of Connor offlanagan in 
pursuit of that prey; they of the Contry tooke m c en Mile. 
Connor mDermoda prince of Moylurg, hugh m c ffelym 
m c Hugh o'Connor & the household menye of o'Connor 
together with the families of Clan Donogh & o'Connors of 
Carbry (now called the teritory of Sliggo) with Cormack 
mRory o'Connor, repayred to take the preys spoyles of 
Tirefiaghragh, came to Mullagh-Rathe, from whome all the 
cowes of the Contry fled ; notwithstanding they returned not 
empty handed, for they had some moueables, Garrans, a 
few horses, & committed slaughter in the Contry, returned 
safe & sound without bloodshed or loss of any of them- 
selves. Terlaugh o'Conor King of Conaught, with all the 
forces of Twathes & Clancahall with Moylorge, went to 
Arteagh, 1 tooke Castlemore 2 of m c Cosdeally, & afterwards 
broke downe the same ; the ward of which castle came forth 
upon m c Dermot's protection, whose lives he saved accord- 

1337. William Burk the earle of Ulsters sone, accorded 
and made peace with Bryan Bane o'Bryan ; where it was 
agreed of both sides that as much lands as Bryan Bane 
wasted of the Demeasne of William Burkes should be held by 
Bryan Bane for the valuable rent thereof. Hugh Reawar 
(ats fat) o'Neale accorded and grew to articles of peace with 
these of Uriell and fermanagh. Terlaugh o'Conor King of 
Conaught encamped at Athliag for prevention of Edmund 
Burk. John offallawon chieftaine of Clannfwadagh Died. 
Donogh mMurtagh more maGeoghegan, chieftaine of the 
Contry of Kinaleagh, was killed by the o'Conors of Affalie. 

1 A rteagh. A district in the west 2 Castlemore. A short distance 
of Co. Roscommon, adjoining the to the south-east of Ballaghadereen, 
barony of Coolavin. Co. Mayo. 

U 2 

292 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Loway o'Daly, 1 Bushop of Clonvicknos, Died. Mathew 
o'Higgen an excellent Irish Poet & good housekeeper, 
Died. Teige and Melaghten the 2 sons of Heber maGranell 
and Cahall were killed by theire owne Brothers the other 
sons of the said Heber, Cosmor & Tomaltagh, by the help 
of William MaGeoghegan and the youth of theire Contry in 
pursuit of a prey. Magnus and Cahall were killed alsoe by 
them the same day, & constituted Teige magranell chief- 
taine in the said Teige his steed. Donell Roe o'Malye and 
his sone Cormack were killed by the sons of Ebrick 2 with the 
help of other Englishmen upon St. Stephens night. 

1338. RoryMagvvyer prince of ffermanagh and Logheirnye, 
one that bestoed most of gould, Silver, cattle, & other guifts 
upon poets & bards & others of theire kind in Ireland Died. 
Edmund Burk, 3 the earle of Ulsters sonne, was taken by the 
other Edmund Burk & did put a stone abut his neck, & 
afterwards threw him into the poole of logh measka, wherof 
ensued the Confusion & destruction of the English of 
Conaught & of theire owne family of Burkes ; which 
did enable terlaugh o'Connor to take the superiority & 
power of Conaught, and banished Edmund mBurk from out 
of all Conaught, and Destroyed the spirituall and temporall 
lands of all the west of Connaught ; Edmund Burk assembled 
a fleet of ships, barkes, & boates, betooke himselfe with 
them to the Hands of the seas a long tyme in exile. The 
Contrys of Lwyny & Coran were wasted & Destroyed, 
& afterwards posessed by theire ould natives of the Irish 
after they banished thereout the English. The most part of 
the sheep of Ireland perrished this yeare. There arose great 
ware between the king of England and the french king this 

1339. Edmund Burk with his ships were banished into 

1 o'Daly. He died in 1337. No- &c., of Hy Feachrach, p. 331. 
thing further is known of him. See 3 E. Burk. Called na feisoge, 
Monahan's Diocese of Ardagh, i.e. of the beard. He was fourth 
p. 95- son of the Red Earl, and ancestor 

2 Ebrick. Merrick, a Welsh fa- of the Lords of Castleconnell and 
mily, settled in Mayo. See Tribes, Brittas. 

The Annals of Clontnacnoise. 293 

Ulster. The Daughter of terlaugh o'Bryan late wife to the 
earle of Ulsters sone was taken to wife by terlaugh o'Conor, 
& put away his owne wife, the lady Deruaile, Hugh 
o'Donnells Daughter. There arose great Discention, wars 
& Debats between the English and Irish of Meath this 
yeare. All the corne of Ireland was Destroyed whereupon 
ensued a Generall famine in this kingdorae. fferall Moyneagh 
o'Dowgenan founded the Church of Kilronann. 

1340. There arose a great strife between the o'Kellyes of 
Imanie, between Teige m c Teige o'Kelly & William Donogh 
Moyneagh o'Kelly. Terlaugh o'Conor king of Conaught 
graunted the principallity, name, and chiefe rule of the 
o'Kellyes to Teige o'Kelly, who by vertue of the said graunt 
posessed the same, & banished William thereout, whome 
they all followed in pursuite, he retraited upon them, & 
killed Donnough m c Hugh o'Kelly, & alsoe tooke Captive 
Teige himself, at his taking Teige was hurt grievously, 
of which hurt Teige Died afterwards. Melaghlen o'Gormley 
Chieftaineof Kinelmoan Died. Hugh m c ffelym o'Connorwas 
taken by Terlaugh o'Connor king of Conaught, and committed 
to the Castle of Roscomon, to be safely kept ; for which cause 
there grew great debate between the king of Conaught & 
m c Dermott. m c Dermott in a skirmish between him & the 
said king chased him into the Castle of Ballenmote, which 
saued the king's life, and afterwards they grew to a composi- 
tion of peace. Connor o'Donnell with the forces of Tyre Conell 
came to Conaught. m c William Burk gave an ouerthrow to 
the familie of the Geraldines of m c Morish where Morish 
m c johnock Roe, with many others were killed. 

1341. The Castle of Roscomon was taken by Terlaugh 
o'Conor king of Conaught, was betrayed & yeelded ouer to 
the said Terlaugh by Hugh m c ffelym o'Connor before men- 
tioned that was prisoner therein. John magmahon prince 
of Uriell was banished out of his country. 

1342. Morish maGeoghegan Died. Conor Roe ma- 
Geoghegan chieftaine of Kinaleagh was killed. Terlaugh 
o'Connor king of Conaught, & Connor m c Dermott prince of 

2 94 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Moylorg, fell to great contentions and debates amongst them- 
selves. Edmund Burk partaked with Conor m c Dermott 
against the king of Conaught with hugh m c ffelym o'Conor, 
Donogh o'Bryan chiefe of tire Bryan. O'Bryan chased king 
Conor into the Contry of Oylfynn, where some of his gallow- 
glasses were killed together with their Constable & head 
m c Rory. This was done upon an occation of king Terlaugh's 
comeing to o'Bryans contry to Distraine for a prey that 
o'Bryan tooke before from Robert Burk; wherefore ensued 
great & comon calamities throughout the whole province, 
espetially of Clan Murtagh. 1 Hugh m c Hugh Breifneagh, 
Cahall m c Hugh Breifnie, & Teigne mRory entred in Rebel- 
lion & spoyled the most part of the Corne of the Contry 
or province. o'Connor procured William Burk to be 
treacherously killed & Thomas Burk by mMorish in an 
assembly Thomas had: alsoe Johnynn Burk was in like 
manner killed. m c Dermott his princes that partak with 
him gaue a great ouerthrow toTerlaugh king of Connaught 
at the foord of Athslissen, 2 where Dermot mBryan o fferall 
the best & chiefest man of the Annalie for all respects, & his 
sone, together with m c Hobert Burk, Con m c Donough Duffe 
o'Kelly were killed. John Magmahon a nobleman of great 
excellency & magnifisience, prince of the territory of Uriell, 
was killed with Divers of his Gallowglasses, as he was taking 
a prey from Hugh m c Roylph 3 mMahon, & others of them 
were drowned. Donell o'Docherty chieftaine of Ardmire 4 
and a very good man, Died, after whose death his sone John 
o'Docherty succeeded him. Sile Morey & the most part of 
all Conaught opposed themselves and rebelled against 
Terlaugh m c Hugh mOwen o'Connor, king of Conaught, 
espetially these ensuing, viz : Edmond Burk, Conor 
m c Dermoda, prince of Moylorg with his kinsmen & followers; 

1 C. Murtagh. The O'Finagh- a ford on the river Uain, near Elphin. 

tys, who inhabited the district on 3 m'Roylfih. i. e. Ralph, or Ru- 

the east side of the river Suck, in Co. dolph. 

Roscommon. See A finals P.M., * Ardmire. A territory lying 

iii. 237. west of Kinel Enda, in the direction 

* Athslissen. Now Belaslishen, of Lough Finn. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 295 

Hugh m c Hugh Brefnagh, with all the Inhabitants of the 
Brenye and Analye, Hugh m c ffelym mHugh mOwen, who 
being joyned together in one Confederacy banished Terlaugh 
O'Connor out of the whole Contry, deposed him ; whereupon he 
aduised with the best he had to come to m c Dermott's house, 
whereof Clann Murtagh haueing had intelligence thereof, 
lay priuily in ambush in his way as he was passing with 4 
or 5 horsmen in his Company in the dark of the night to 
m c Dermotts house, escaped narrowly by the force of valorous 
and hardy hand, grievously wounded Cahall m c Hugh Breif- 
nagh (one of these that lay in the ambuish) whereof m c Dermott 
had noe notice untill o'Connor was ferried over into mDer- 
mott's house of Carrick, where being come m c Dermott heard 
the cries & lamentations madeforthe hurting ofCahall. Never- 
theless he kept o'Connor with him for the space of a seven 
night useing him in his house with sure reverence as befitted 
him, giueing liberty to such of his friends and allies to haue 
accessto himtoconvers withhim; atlastwhenm c Dermott being 
Lycensed to come to an agreement of peace with him, he sent 
him with safe Conduct to the Castle of Roscomonn where 
he left him. Hugh mHugh Breifnach o'Connor was con- 
stituted king of Conaught by m c William Burke & Conaught- 
men the first Munday of winter, & alsoe Hugh m c ffelym was 
made tanist of Connaught. The territory of Tyreallealla 
was granted to fferall m c Dermott, Teige m c Tomaltagh 
m c Donnogh deposed thereof & banished by Connor m c Der- 
moda, whereupon Teige Joyned' with Terlaugh o'Connor. 

1343. Terlaugh o'Connor was againe restored to his 
kingdome, alsoe peace was concluded between him & 
m c Dermott. Slainy, o'Bryans Daughter, & wife to Terlaugh 
o'Connor king of Conaught, being his owne mother's sister, 
Died. Shee was before married to the earle of Ulsters son. 
Ulick 1 m c Ulick mRickard m c Ulick surnamed Ulick Leith 2 
chiefe of all the English race in Ireland for bounty & 
prowess, Died. The Breminghams and Burkes of Clanricard 

1 Ulick. A family name of the og, young- William. 
Burkes, contracted from William 2 Leith. i. e. liath, the grey. 

2 g6 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

gave a great overthrow to the familie of o'Kelly Inhabitants 
of Imanie, where Connor Kearruagh o'Kelly with 1 1 princes 
sonns of that familie were slayne. Connor m c Dermoda prince 
of Moylorg, the fountaine and well spring of all goodness of 
the familie of Clan Mulronye & the sone of Teige m c Cahall 
m c Connor, Died in his house on Saturday, 7 dayes before All 
hollantide, and was buried in the abby of Boylle, In whose 
place succeeded his owne sone as prince of Moylorg named 
fferall m c Connor. 

1344. Art more m c Cormack o'Melaghlin king of Meath 
was killed by Cormack Ballagh o'Melaghlen & tooke the 
principality of Meath to himselfe. Hugh mRoylf Mag 
Mahon prince of Uriell, Died, after whose death succeeded 
in his place Murrogh m c Bryan (of the Chalices of the Mass) 
Mag Mahon as prince of that territory, who within a week 
after died. Alsoe Magnus mac Eoghie m c Roylph succeeded 
next after Murrogh. 

1345. Terlaugh o'Connor of Conaught, after he had 
raigned 21 years, was killed by the shott of an arrow in 
ffiedorow 1 in Moyntir-eolas, being purposely gone thither to 
assist Teige maGranell against Clan Murtagh at Lougharynn, 2 
whome the said clan Murtagh & the rest of the inhabitants of 
Moyntir Eolas pursued to ffiedorow, & there at a place called 
gurtynnaspideog 3 was killed by an arrow as aforesaid. There 
was not a greater exploit don with an arrow since Neale of 
the g Hostages was killed 4 by Eochy m c Enna Kinsealagh at 
the Tyrrhean seas, in whose place Hugh m c Terlaugh was 
constituted king of Conaught. 

1346. Thomas m c Carlen Prince of o'Neahagh 5 in Ulster 
was hanged by the English. Owen o'Madden prince of Sile 
Anmchy, Died, & his sone Murrogh o'Madden succeeded him 
in his place. Henry m c Hugh Boy o'Neale Died. 

^ ffiedorow. Now Fedaro, in the redbreast. Thenameisnow obsolete, 

barony of Mohill, Co. Leitrim. 4 Killed. See p. 64, antea. 

2 L. arynn. Near the town of 8 o'Neahagh. The inhabitants 
Mohill. of the barony of Iveagh, in the 

3 G. sfiideog. z. e, the field of the western part of Co. Down. 

The Annals of Clonmacnohe. 297 

1347. Neale Garwe o'Donell was killed by Magnus 
Meawlagh 1 o'Donell treacherously. There grew great Dis- 
cention between fferall m c Dermott & Rory m c Cahall m c Don- 
nell, whereupon m c Cahall burnt m c Dermott's chiefe towne : 
m c Dermott assembled all his friends and allies of Conaught 
and followed m c Cahall to Ballen Mote, burnt all that towne 
& Castle, and tooke all the prisoners within the Castle together 
with o'Roirks sone & returned safely to theire owne houses, 
without anger or pursuit. 

1348. The earle of Ulsters grand child came to Conaught, 
tooke a prey, was overtaken by m c William Burk and his sone, 
who gaue a great overthrowe to the said earles Grandchild, 
tooke him prisoner, & alsoe killed & tooke Captives many of 
the Burkes. There was a Generall plague in Moylorg and all 
Ireland in generall, whereof the earle of Ulsters Grandchild 
Died. Also Mathew m c Cahall o'Roirk Died of it. Murtagh 
Riaganagh 2 magenes was killed by his brothers. 

1350. Hugh m c Hugh Breifnagh o'Connor was killed by 
Hugh o'Royrck at Moyengalty. 3 Hugh m c Terlaugh o'Connor 
was Deposed of his kingdome by m c William and Conaught- 
men, and Hugh m c ffelym o'Connor was by them put in his 
place. Enos o'Heogussie Died, and Enos o'Daly the best 
Learned in Ireland in Irish poetry Died. Cowchogry 
more MaGeoghegan chieftaine of the Contry of Kinaleagh, 

1351. Hugh m c Terlaugh o'Conor came to the province of 
Conaught againe. The Inhabitants in generall yeelded him 
Hostages for keeping of theire faith allegiance to him, & 
banished Hugh m c ffelym o'Conor out of the whole province 
for the space of a yeare. Hugh o'Royrck was taken by 
m c Phillipin m c \Villiam Burk as he was returning from the 
pilgrimage of Crwagh Patrick, for which cause fferall 
m c Dermott prince of Moylorg entred in rebellion whereby 
afterwards all Conaught fell to Generall Dissention & 

1 Meawlagh. i. e. treacherous, Moyengalty. O'D. conjectures 
deceitful. Moy, now Newtowngore, in the ba- 

2 Riaganagh i.e. the hangman, rony of Carigallen, Co. Leitrim. 

298 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

m c Dermott's Gentry Destroyed & brought to utter ruin. Wil- 
liam o'Donogh Moyneagh o' Kelly inuited all the Irish Poets, 
Brehons, bards, harpers, Gamesters or common kearoghs, 
Jesters, & others of theire kind of Ireland to his house upon 
Christmas this yeare, where euery one of them was well used 
dureing Christmas holy Dayes, & gaue contenment to each of 
them at the tyme of theire Departure, soe as euery one was 
well pleased and extolled William for his bounty, one of 
which assembly composed certaine Irish verses 1 in commen- 
dation of William and his house which began thus : 

50 h&oince&c &c. 

1352. Hugh m c Terlaugh o'Conor tooke upon him the 
name of king of Conaught in spight of such of the English 
and Irish race as opposed against him. Hugh o'Roirck prince 
of Brenie was killed by Cahall m c Hugh Breifnagh o'Connor 
and Clan Murtagh, and a great slaughter of the Gallow- 
glasses belonging to the families of the m c Swynies was also 
made. Dabuck Dillon sonne of Ulick of the Contry of Vriell, 
Chiefe head of all the Kearne of Conaught, Died. Hugh 
m c Ter!augh againe was deposed of his principality of 
Conaught, & con vayed out of the Contry of mBranan. The 
Lady Gormphley, o'Donells Daughter, & wife to o'Neale, 
Died. Alathew m c Gillernew o'fferall cheeftaine of the Annalye 

J 353- Rory o'More prince of the territory of Lease, Died. 
The Lady Deruorgill, o'Conor's Daughter, Died. John 
o'ffynsneachty 2 Bushop of Oylfyn, Died. o'Laghtna 3 Bushop 
ofTwayme & Conaught Died. m c Murrogh 4 of Leinster was 
put to death by the English, for which cause there ensued 
great wars in Ireland. Bryan mHugh More o'Neale, & 

1 Verses. This poem, the author 3 o'Laghtna. He is not men- 

of which is not known, will be found tioned by Ware. 

among the Irish MSS. in the R. I. 4 m'Murrogh. ' He was torn 

Academy, 23. L. 17, fol. 97 b. asunder by foreigners, through which 

* O'ffynsneachty. He was Bi- a great war occurred between the 

shop of Elphin from 1326 to 1354. foreigners and Gaeidhil.' Annals 

See Ware's Bishops, p. 631. of Loch Ce, ii. 11. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 299 

Brother to Neale oge, Died. The o'Neales of Clannaboy 
with the help of the English of Dondalk gaue a great over- 
throw to Hew o'Neale and mad a great slaughter of them. 
Hobert Burk Died this yeare. 

1355. Morish ffitzthomas, earle of Desmond, 1 & deputy 
of Ireland died this yeare. Donell sone of John fferall 
chieftaine of the Annalie, Died, and was entred in the abbey 
of Lethra. The English of the west of Conaught gaue an 
overthrow to m c William & killed Divers of his people. 
Richard the younger killed many of the Househould menye 
of mWilliam, that is to say of Edmund Burk, & of these of 
sile Anmchie, where Stephen mac Jordan, Henery mPhilippin 
with 1 6 of the chiefest Gentlemen of the familie of o'Maddens 
were slayn. Edmund mWilliam m c Richard Burk was killed 
by these of sile Anmchy ; the Irish of Leinster killed many 
of the English of Dublin. 2 The king of England gaue a 
battle to the ffrench king where the ffrench king and his sone 
were taken Captives, theere army discomfitted, and an Infinite 
number of them slayne. The Bushops sea of Tuayme was 
burnt by Cahall oge & by m c William Burk. One sheep had 
tenn lambs this yeare. fferall m c fferall m c Murtagh more 
mageoghegan Chieftaine of the Contry'of Kinaleagh, Died. 

1356. Hugh m c Terlaugh o'Conor king of Conaught was 
killed by Donogh Carragh o'Kelly & by the scept called 
clan Barde 3 by the procurement of the. o'Kellys, because he 
forceably took away the Daughter of Johnyn Burk being 
formerly the wife of o'Kelly. Hugh macffelym o'Conor after 
the death of Hugh m c Terlaugh tooke the whole principallity 
of Conaught. Geready Tyrrell was put to death upon the 
green of Dublin & was there hanged, drawn, & quartered by 
the English. 

1357. The Earl of Desmond 4 was drowned pasing over. 

1 E. of Desmond. The first Earl, sept in the cantred of Sodhen in Hy 
He was appointed Deputy the pre- Many, called also Mac Ward, 
ceding year. 4 E. o' Desmond. Maurice Oge, 

2 Dublin. Our annals make no the second Earl. Archdall says he 
mention of this defeat. died suddenly at Castlemaine in 

3 C. Barde. The tribe-name of a Kerry. Peerage, i. 64. 

300 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

John o'Donell killed Phelym o'Donell & his sone being- 
Captives. The 2 Cahalls were agreed and brought to a 
Composition of peace, vidzt. Cahall mHugh Breifnagh, & 
Cahall oge m c Cahall m c Donell. Magnus m c Mahon, prince of 
Uriell, died. Mathew m c Thomas o'Roirck cheefe man for 
hardiness & valour of his hands of the Brenye, Died. Downes- 
leyve m c Caruell an excellent musitian, Died. 

1358. Hugh o'Neale gaue a great ouerthrow to these of 
Uriell & ffermanagh, where Hugh mCaba &Bushop Dowdyes 
sones were killed. There was a great shower of haile in the 
summer tyme of this yeare in the teritory of Carbry ; every 
stone thereof was noe less than a Crabb. o'More of the 
Contry of Lease, gaue a great Discomfiture 1 to the English 
of Dublin, where were killed of them 240 persons. Bryan 
mac Cauill 2 or Rathmoyle Bushop of Uriell, Died. Semnickin 
m c Vuell Died, alsoe the sone of Andrew Bremingham, Died. 

1359. Connor m c Carthy, king of Desmond, Died. Cahall 
oge o'Connor gaue an overthrow to the Inhabitants of Tyre- 
conell at Belaseannye, where John o'Dochorty chieftaine of 
Ardmire, & terlaugh m c Swynie were taken, and a great many 
of others slaine besides. Mathew maGawran next successor 
of Teallaghaagh was hurt in the same place, from thence was 
convayed to his house, & died of the wound. The said 
Cahall went to the lands of o'Gormley, where Cahall (surnamed 
the Deaf) o'Roirck was killed by Melaghlen o'Gormley. 
Henry m c Ullick m c Richard burk, Died. 

1360. The king of Englands sone 3 came to Ireland this 
yeare. Many great burnings were committed in the kingdome 
this yeare, as Roscommon, Dowinis, Sligeach, the abby of 
Lisgauall, 4 ffynagha, 5 & Dromlyas. 6 Dermot o'Bryan was 
deposed by his owne nephew. S r . Robert Savage died. 

^Discomfiture. None of our An- the west bank of Lough Erne, a 

nals gives further details. little south of Enniskillen. 

2 macCauilL He was Bishop of ^ ffynagha. Fenagh, near Bal- 

Clogher from 1356 to 1361. linamore, Co. Leitrim. 

*Sone. Lionel, Duke of Clarence, 6 Dromlyas. Now Drumlease, 

third son of Edward III. in the barony of Dromahaire, Co. 

4 Lisgauall. Now Lisgool, on Leitrim. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 301 

1361. Artt m^Murrogh, 1 king of Leinster, & Donell 
Riauagh 2 his next successor or tanist being sinisterly taken 
by the king of Englands sone in his house, Died prisoner 
with him. S r Edmund Burk Died. The kings game 3 was 
used generally throughout Ireland. Richard Savage Died 
thereof, Redmond Burk of The Monye-More, Died. Walter 
Stonton Died. 

1362. Owen ffinn o'Conor, the king of Conaughts sone 
Died. Cahall oge and the sone of ffelym o'Conor tooke the 
Castle of Ballentobbar. Hugh m c ffelym o'Conor, king of 
Conaught, and Cahall oge o'Conor marched with theire 
forces to Meath, burnt & destroyed all places where they 
came to the hills of Cnockaisde 4 in Kinealeagh, of that Jorny 
they burnt 14 churches & the church of Kilkenny in Machairy 
chuirknye, comitted many outrages upon the English of 
Meath, & were soe many that it were hard to recount them, 
Returned at last to theire houses in safetye. Cormack 
Ballagh o'Mellaghlen king of meath, Died. Cahall oge 
o'Connor the hardiest, & man of Greatest valour of any noble 
man of his tyme, Died of the plague at Sligeagh the third of 
November. Cowchoghry mDermott maGeoghagan & Mor- 
rish mMurtagh Mageoghegan Died. Magnus (surnamed 
Eoganagh) o'Donell Died this yeare. 

1363. Hugh maGwyer, Prince of ffermanagh, Died. 
Beuynn Daughter of maGeoghegan the read, Died. 

1364. Hugh o'Neale king of Ulster, the best king of any 
province in his tyme that liued, died after good pennance as 
a good Christyan. Margarett, Daughter of Walter Burk, & 
wife of Hugh m c ffelym king of Conaught, died. Dermott 

1 A. m'Murrogh. Art Mac 3 Kings game. Probably the 
Murchada, king of Leinster and Black Death, which prevailed 
Domhnall Riabhach, royal heir of throughout Europe at this time. 
Leinster, were taken prisoners by The origin of the Irish name is not 
the son of the king of the Saxons known. See the Census for 1851, 
perdolum, and they died with him, pt. v. p. 88. 

i. e. while in his power. Annals of 4 Cnockaisde. Now Knockshee- 

Loch Ce, ii. 23. gowna, seven miles south of Birr, in 

2 Riauagh. i. e. the swarthy. King's Co. 

3Q2 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

o'Bryan king of Thomond Died. Dermott o'Skyngin 1 an 
excellent chronicler & Brian o'Broyn a good Tympanist, 

1365. Rory m c Donell o'Neale was killed by Melaghlen 
m c engyrr m c Cathmoyle by the shot of an arow. fFelym 
m c An-enny 2 in English called the bountifull, sone of Donell 
o'Connor of Corcomroe, Died. Bryan m c Hugh magMahon 
tooke upon him the principallity of the Contry of Uriell, 
tooke to wife the Daughter of Sawarle m c Eoin Duffm c Donnell 
archconstable & head of the Gallowglasses of Ulster, was 
procured to put away the Daughter of o'Kelly that was 
formerly married to him. Not long after Sawarle Invited his 
said sone in law to his house, & being conuayed to an Inner 
Roome therein, as though to pass the tyme in conversation & 
drinking of wine, was filthyly taken by his said ffather in law 
and comitted to a strong place on a logh to be kept, 3 for 
which cause Sawarle was banished from out the whole Contry. 
Cowchonoght o'Relly entred in religion this yeare, & Philip 
o'Relly was ordayned in the principallity in his steed. 
Robert Barrett 4 son of Wattin Died. The king of Englands 
sone departed out of Ireland this yeare. 

1366. Cahall m c Hugh Breifnie & his sone Magnus oge 
were killed by Philip maGvvyer prince of Fermanagh ; after- 
wards tooke great preyes from Clann Murtagh. They of ffer- 
managh & the familie of the o'Roirkes concluded peace with 
one another (afterwards Cormack Donne m c Carhye prince of 
the Carbryes & of o'Neahagh 5 of Munster was treacherously 
killed by his nephew Donell, sone of Donell of the Donells 

. He was the here- 4 Barrett. This family is of 

ditary Ollamh of the O'Donnells. Welsh descent, and having settled 

See Tribes, &c., of Hy Fiachrach, in Tirawley, a branch migrated also 

p. 77. a little to the north of the city of 

z m c An-enny. i.e.daonachdach, Cork, and has given its name to a 

the generous. barony there. See Tribes, &c., of 

3 Kefit. From the Annals F. M. Hy Fiachbrach, p. 325. 

and the Annals of Ulster it would 5 d* Neahagh. Ivahagh, the ter- 

seem that Sawarle was seized by ritory of the O'Mahonys, extending 

M c Mahon, bound hand and foot, from Balledehob to Dunmanus bay, 

and thrown into a lake. in the south-west of Co. Cork. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 303 

maCarthy. Donell o'Neale mad a great preparation & as- 
semblyes to warre against Neale o'Neale. o'Neale banished 
m c Cathmoyle out of his Gentry. Randolph m Alexander 
chief of the m c Donells came out of the Isles to assist Neale 
o'Neale in that warr, where the 2 sonnes of the m c Donells 
mett, that is to say Randolph of the one side, & his kinsmen 
the other m c Donells of the other side Terlaugh & his sone 
Allexander. Randolph sent Allexander his sone & heire and 
Terlaugh m c Donell to his kinsmen desireing them in regard 
they were his kinsmen & he chiefe of the house they were of, 
that they would be pleased to desist from contending against 
him, they little regarding his Intreatys made fiercely towards 
the foord where they saw Randolph stand, which was 
answered the like courage & fierceness by Randolph & his 
company, at last, the sone of Randolph was killed & 
allexander mDonell was taken by Randolphs company 
whome the Company would kill in reuenge of Randolphs 
sonne, but that they were not suffered by Randolph himselfe, 
who worthily said to them that were soe Intended to kill 
Allexander, that he would not loose his sone & kinsman both 
together & that hee thought the killing of his sone sufitient 
loss & not to suffer his owne men to kill his kinsman too. 
Alsoe there was a great slaughter of Donell o'Neale's people 
in that presence. 

1367. Cowchonaght o'Relly prince of the Brenie who 
before entred in religion & resigned his principality to 
another, Died. The Lady Dervorgill, Daughter of Mulronye 
More m c Dermott, some tyme prince of Moylorg, Died, shee 
was wife of Ualgarck o'Rork. Melaghten m c Geffry 
fitzPatrick 1 of Ossery was sincerely killed by the English. 

1368. Hugh m c ffelym o'Connorkingof Conaught a prince 
both hardy & venterous, worthy to be compared to Loway 
Lawady 2 for prowess and manhood in all his attempts as well 

i Fitz Patrick. This family is Breac, of the same stock as Cath- 

usually called in the Irish Annals air Mor. See Keating' s H. of Ire- 

Mac Giollapatraic. They are de- land, p. 243. 
scended from Conla, son of Breasal 2 L. Lawady. See Ibid., p. 93. 

304 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

against the English as Irish that were against him, after 12 
yeares raigning as king of Conaught, Died with good 
penance at Roscomon. The territory called Krich-Karbry 
was after his death divided into 2 parts, whereof one part was 
allotted to Donell m c Murtagh, & the other part to the sone 
of Manus o'Conor. fferall m c Dermoda prince of Moylorg, 
Died. Dermott m c Cormack Done maCarthye was taken by 
m c Carthy of the Carbryes, Delivered over to the English 
who executed him to a death of great tortures. David 
o'twahall was killed by the English of Dublin. William Sax- 
anagh, sone of S r Redmund Burk, heere of the m c Williams, 
Died of the little pox at Innis Kwa, 1 alsoe Thomas m c fferall 
m c Dermott tanist of Moylorg, Died of the same disease. 
Lysagh m c David o'More, Died. Teige m c Magnus m c Cahall 
was Deceiptfully taken by the King of Conaught in his house 
of Ard-an-Killen, 2 being brought thither to the kings house 
by Cormack m c Donogh upon his security, of which villannous 
Dealing that ould Irish proverb grew by compareing thereof 
to any wicked Actt, the takeing of macManus is noe wors, he 
was within a little while after worse used, for he was given 
over to Donell m c Murtagh o'Connor, whoe vilely did put 
him to death in the Castle of sligagh, whereof ensued great 
contentions & Generall Discords throughout all Connaught, 
espetially between o'Connor m c William and m c Dermott. 
Rory m c johnock mcMurtagh maGeoghegan a very bountiful 
worthy & hardy man without doubt, Died upon the 5 th of the 
kalends of June this Yeare. Though mine authority maketh 
this great account of this Rory that he extolleth him beyond 
reason, yet his Issue now & for a long tyme past are of the 
meanest of theire owen name. 

1372. m c \Villiam Burk Died, after receaving the sacra- 
ments of extream-unction & penance, after whose death his 
sone Thomas succeeded him in his place. Geffry mcGiller- 
new o'fferall tanist of the Annalie, Died. 

. Nowlnishcoe, a town- 2 A. Killen. A townland in the 
land extending from the western barony and county of Roscom- 
side into Lough Con, Co. Mayo. mon. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 305 

I373- Teige o'Roirck, prince of the Brenie, Died. Ti- 
gernan o'Roirck succeeded him in his place. Cowafnie 
o'Connor of affalie his sone, a very worthy & excellent young 
man, Died. Rwaraghan o'Hawaile o'Hanlons chief poet, 
Eoyn o'Ronow Magenos his chiefe man for poetry, Died. 
Hugh o'Toole, prince of o'Male 1 was killed by the English. 
Daluagh m'Melaghlen o'Bryan a prince his sone, & a 
good man, was hurt by his owne spurs and thereof Died. 
Connor o'Reachann a good Chronicler, Died. Keallagh 
m c Crowttynn, 2 chiefe poet of Thomond, died. Bevin the 
Daughter of Donell o'Doyne and wife to o'Dempsy, 

1377. Walter, sone of S r David Burk, Died. mNemara 
and they of the Contry of Clan Kullan 3 gaue a great over- 
throw to those of Clan Rickard, where Theobald m c Ullick, 
head of the great kearne, o'Heynes 4 three sonns, & many 
of the Chiefest of Clan Rickard were killed. Bushop Kelly 5 
Bushop of Clonfert, Died. There grew great Dissentions 
and Discord between Rory o'Connor & mDermott, soe as 
all the teritory of Moylorg was altogether wasted, spoyled, 
& brought to utter ruine, the Inhabitants killed, theire houses 
and buildings burnt & consumed to ashes, theire corne de- 
stroyed, and theire Cattle preyed. At last they came to a 
composition of peace. Rory gave full satisfaction of his 
Losses & damages sustained to m c Dermott for condescend- 
ing to that agreement before it was concluded. The field 
of Roscomon was fought between Rory o'Connor & William 
Burk & Melaghlen o'Kelly Prince of Irnanie, where Richard 
Burk, Donell m c Cahall oge o'Connor, Teige oge m c Teige 

1 o'Male. Imaile, in the western 3 C. Kullan. The portion of 
part of Co. Wicklow. The O'Tooles Clare lying east of the Fergus, 
took possession of it after being 4 o'Heynes. They were chiefs of 
driven from their original terri- Hy Fiachrach Aidhne. O'Donovan 
tory, the southern half of Co. Kil- gives their pedigree at length in 
dare. Tribes, &c., of Hy Fiachrach, p. 

2 mfCrowttynn. Now Curtin. 398. 

They were the hereditary Ollamhs 5 Kelly. He was Bishop of Clon- 
of Thomond. fert from 1347 to 1377. 


306 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

o'Kelly, o'Mannynn, a good housekeeper, m c Donell, gallow- 
glasses, and the sone of Neale Kam with many others were 
slaine. Edward the third king of England Died, ffaghtna 
m'David o'More prince of the territory of Lease, Died. 
Donogh m c William (surnamed the faire) o'Kervell, prince 
of the Country of Elie, Died. The Castle of Lisardawla 1 in 
the Annalye was built by John o'fferall this yeare. 

Here endeth the raign of Edward the 3 d . 

1378. Terlaugh m'Swyne head & cheefe of all the Gal- 
lowglasses of Conaught, Died. Walter mWilliam Burk 

1379. Phillip m c Nicoll Dalton lord of the barrony of 
Rath-Con-Rath in Westmeath, Died. David o'Doyn 2 chief- 
taine of the Contry of Iriagann, 3 was killed by the sone of 
Caroll o'Donne. Henry o'Neale gave an overthrow to those 
of ffermanagh, where Teige maGwyer with many of them 
were killed & Donell m c Gormgall m c Tygernan. Cowmara 
m c Nemara was wilfully killed by his owne brother. Bushop 
ffaltagh 4 Bushop of Meath, Died. Richard o'Dowagan, 
chronicler by profession, Died. 

1380. Terlaugh o'Donell gaue an assault to o'Donell, 
killed himself & his sonne, & afterwards tooke great preyes 
& bootyes from the Inhabitants of Tyreconell. m c William 
Burk the Inferiour, 5 gaue an overthrow to Richard oge 
m c William the Superior, in the towne of Athleahan, where 
Jordan De exeter lord of Athleahan aforesaid & John De 
exeter were killed. Art oge mac Geralt Kauanagh Died. 
Art Magenos prince of the Neohagh was taken by the 

^Lisardawla. A townland, three 4 ffaltagh. Stephen DeValle, or 

miles east of the town of Long- Wall. He was Bishop of Meath 

ford. from 1369 to 1379. Ware's Bishops, 

2 o'Doyn. Now Dunne. The p. 147. 

head of this clan is the family of 6 Inferiour. After the death of 

Dunn of Brittas, near Mountmel- William, third Earl of Ulster, the 

lick, the pedigree of which is given descendants of William Fitzadelm 

in the Annals F. M., iv. 958. De Burgo in Connaght took the 

3 Iriagann. Now included in the name of Mac William Uachtar and 
barony of Tinnehinch, in the north- Mac W. lochtar, i.e. upper and 
west of Queen's Co. lower. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 307 

English. Art m'Gerald m c Thomas fflynn, of the mMurroghs 
of Leinster, was killed by Art mMurrogh, king of Leinster. 
Kien o'Karuell tanist of the Contry of Elye was killed with 
an arrow by Hugh o'Molloy. There was a field fought 
between Henry o'Neale Conor o'Donell, wherein Conor 
was quite ouerthrown & many of his people slaine therein. 
After which discomfiture Terlaugh o'Donell took upon him 
the principallity of TyreConell. The Lord Mortimer with 
great forces went to the province of Ulster, where he de- 
stroyed many townes both spirituall & temperall, &espetially 
the Urnie, 1 Downaghmore, 2 Aregall 3 & Clogher. The Lady 
ffynola, o'Kellyes Daughter & mWilliam Burke's wife, Died. 
Hugh m c Murtagh Moyneagh maGeoghegan, Died upon 
the prides of the callends of October. Donell m c David 
maGeoghegan, Died in the Ides of September. 

1381. o'Doyne was killed by those of ffearkeall as he 
was Takeing theire preey. S r Edmund Mortimer 4 lord of all 
the englishmen of Ireland, died. The Castle of Athleahan 5 
was fallen by Clan m'Donogh & the Iron grate thereof was 
conwayed to Ballenmote. Rory o'Connor tooke the spoyles 
& preyed the sons of ffelym o'Connor, banished themselves & 
tooke of them the castle of Ballintober. o'Connor & the 
sons of Hugh o'Connor went to the west part of Meath to 
take the preyes and spoyles of the Inhabitants of that 
Contry, were mett by the English collonyes of them parts, 
being assembled before them they took great preyes, but 
they were soone brought to a ' restitution by the English. 
Alsoe o'Connor was taken and conuayed prisoner to the towne 
of trymme & John Redy o'Connor surnamed the sone of 
Meaghtoige, chiefe head of the Gallowglasses, was killed. 
The Castle of Athlone was taken by the earle & the sone of 

1 Urnie. Near Lifford, Co. onel, Duke of Clarence. He died 
Donegal . a few months after he was appointed 

2 Downaghmore. Near Castle- Deputy, and was succeeded by his 
fin, in the same county. son Roger. 

3 Aregall. Near Augher, in the 8 Athleahan. Now Ballylahan, 
barony of Clogher, Co. Tyrone. near Foxford, Co. Mayo ; erected 

4 Mortimer. Son-in-law of Li- by the De Exeters. 

X 2 

308 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

o'ffox was killed therein. Madame Sawe, 1 the daughter of 
Ullick Burk and o'Connors wife, Died. Dowcouley, Daughter 
of o'Connor of Affalie & wife to Donell mTheobald o'Molloy, 
whoe was auncestor of the scept of Balle-ath-boy, died. 
Owen ffox tanist of ffoxes country was killed by the Daltons. 
Hugh m c Mortagh Moyneagh maGeoghegan was killed by 
Meyler m c Theobald o'Molloy, as they were fighting a hors- 
back the prides of the Calends of October. 

1382. Lawrence Tute was killed by the sons of John 
o'fferall, Murrogh and Donell : fferall Roe m'Donagh mcMor- 
tagh more maGeoghegan chieftaine of the Contry of Kin- 
aleagh, the first of May in the yeare aforesaid was killed by 
these of ferkeall in a place called Kill-mona 2 easterly of 
Rath-Hugh nrBrick : fferall o'Molloy & m c Theobald made 
this assault and Meyler Mantyn was he that killed him. 
This fferall Roe is the auncestor of the scept of Newtowne 
called Slioght fferall : his brother Dermott the auncestor of 
those of Moy-Cashell called Slioght Hugh Boy : theire other 
Brother, W m Galda was the auncestor of the scept of Com- 
ninstown ; theire Brother Johnock auncestor of those of Clone 
called Slioght m'Shane, and Cowchogry, theire other brother, 
head of the scept of Lismayne called Slioght Cowchogrye of 
the little head, &c. Hugh o'Connor was ransomed from the 
English of Meath. Rory o'Connor tooke all the chieftaines 
of Connaught in an assembly he had, vidzt. Jmer o'Hanly, 
o'Byrne, o'Kehernie, &c. 

1383. The Englishmen of the County of Weixford killed 
Art MThomas M'AIorroghow, tanist & next in succession in 
the kingdome of Leinster. Art Magenos prince of Iveagh of 
Ulster, a noble and bountifull man, Died prisoner at Trymm 
of the plague. Muragh (na Rathnie ats of the fearn) o'Bryan, 
Died of the plague, this Infection was Generally euery where 
in the kingdome this yeare. The Ladyes More, Daughter 
of Murrogh o'Madden, and wife of m c William Burk of 

1 Sawe. i.e. Sabh, a very com- 2 Kill-mona. In the parish of 
mon female name in former times. Rahugh, barony of Moycashel, Co. 
It is latinized Sabia. Westmeath. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 309 

Clann Rickard, and Joane, the earle of Ormonde's daughter 
and wife to Teige o'Conell, prince of the Contry of Elie, died 
of the same Disease. Hugh oge o'Neale, a nobleman worthy 
to govern a monarchy for birth, manhood, & other good 
quallityes was killed by Revellyn Savage. Henery Sauadg 
Died. Dermott o'Dempsy prince of Klyn-Malierie was 
killed by the English. Murrogh o'Bryan 'Kennedy, Died 
of the plague. Don magmahon of the neck, prince of 
Corckovaiskin, died alsoe of the plague. Owen mDonogh 
mcRory o'Kelly Died of the plague aforesaid. n^Londrous 1 
of Athboy & the ffentagh 2 of Tymonna, died thereof. The 
Daughter of Teig o'Bryan, 'Kennedy's wife, and Onora 
daughter of Ullick Burk, o'Meaghayres wife, died of the said 
Infection. m c Gillepatrick prince of Ossery and the sonne 
of Keallagh ffitzpatrick tanist of Ossery, Died thereof. St 
Patricks day the Sunday of the Resurrection were upon 
one day this year. 22 marty pasch. 

1384. Rory m c Terlaugh o'Conor king of Conaught, died 
of the plague upon the night of St Katherne the Virgin in 
winter, after he had raigned king of Conaught quitly for the 
space of 1 6 years and one quarter as the Chronicler and poet 
Moylynn o'Mulchonry recounteth, numbering the kings of 
Conaught in his verses. 3 After whose death there grew 
great discord between the O'Connors for the succession. 
o'Kelly, they of Clan Rickard, Donell mMurtagh o'Connor, 
and the family of Clan Donogh joyned together to make 
Terlaugh oge mHugh mTerl'augh (nephew to the former 
king) king of Conaught : m c Dermott of Moylorg, the sons of 
Mortagh Moyneagh o'Connor and the Chieftains of Sile 
Morey, combined together to make Terlaugh Roe m c Hugh 
m c ffelym o'Connor king of Conaught, whereby ensued generall 
Warrs in and throughout the whole province of Conaught 

1 m c Londrous. Loundres was mon, in the barony of Shelmaliere 

lord of Athboy in Westmeath. The W., Co. Wexford. 

name of this family occurs fre- 3 Verses. Of this poem, begin- 

quently in the Irish annals. ning Puaip TCuabpi, &c., the author 

2. 1 \ e . ff on t of Tagh- is said by some to be Donough O'M. 

3 io The Annals of Cloiimacnoise. 

between the said 2 elected kings and theire partakers, the 
one spoyleing, burning, and destroying the friends and allies 
of the other: So as the Inhabitants of Connaught sustayned 
Intollerable losses and Irrecoverable damages through theire 
discordance. The one of the said kings is auncestor of 
o'Connor Donne, the other of o'Connor Roe, and thus began 
these 2 names. Paule m c Teige Cowarb or substitute of Clon- 
vicknos Died. William sone of Sir Redmund Burk, Died. 
Mortagh o'Connor prince of Affalye died in his decrepitt & 
ould age. Thomas Magdorchy, chieftaine of the Contry 
of Kinell Loglian 1 was killed by his owen knife as he was 
shoeing a horse. Cowchonaught o'fferall lord of the Contry 
of Mochrea, 2 Died. Hugh o'Kelly, and fferaagh o'Kelly, 
Died of the plague in one week. Richard m'Madiuck 
mcThomynn Barett, a man of exceeding good housekeeping, 
and one that deserved to be well commended of the Rhymers, 
Poetts, and such others in Ireland for his Liberallity towards 
them, Died after good penance. John Burk died of the 
plague this yeare. 

1385. Artt, sone of Art (surnamed the great) O'Melaghlin, 
Died. m c Donogh and o'Royrck with theire forces and Gallow- 
glasses repayred to the Contry of Moylorg where they burnt 
m c Dermotts one Chiefe dwelling house and the whole teri- 
tory besides, and alsoe killed in pursuit the sone of John 
o'Hara, and his other brother taken. The sones of ffelym 
o'Connor assaulted Magoreaghty, 3 burnt the town, killed his 
people, and tooke himselfe captive. David m c Edmond 
m'Hobert was taken by Hugh o'Connor and died prisoner 
with him in Ballentobbar. ffelym Cleragh o'Connor and 
Connor oge m c Dermoda with theire forces repayred to the 
Contry of Tireaillealla ; the Inhabitants being warned of 
theire comeing were well set and ready in theire way before 
them, gaue the assault to each other egerly, many Cowes 
and sheep were killed at first with theire arrowes, and were 

1 K. Loghan . In the parish of barony of Longford, Co. Longford. 
Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. s Magoreaghty. Mac Aireach- 

2 Moc/irea.Now Moytra, in the taigh, chief of Calry. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 3 1 r 

answered at by the horsmen of the watch. Cahall Cairbreagh 
m c Donogh was killed in that presence. Conor m c Dermott 
was taken andphelym o'Connor was wounded. Mortagh and 
Cormack mRory, Teige m c Dermott Cahall m'Dermott 
with theire forces joyned together, made an Inrode upon 
maGranell Roe, and upon Hugh o'Connor, tooke them both 
prisoners and Conwayed them to be safely kept to the 
Carrick of Logh ke. o'Connor Roe m c Dermott the sonns of 
Mortagh o'Connor and the chieftaines of Conaught made an 
Inrode upon Edmund mWilliam o'Kelly, burnt his towne, 
brought much to ruine therein, and alsoe killed William Boy 
o'Neachtyn. The Inhabitants of the Brenye and they of 
Tyreallealla repayred to meet o'Conor Donn, burnt the 
Contry of Corckaglan and did cut theire fields of green 
corne. m c William Burk burnt the Contry of Tirefiaghragh, 
marched with his forces from thence to Sligeagh, where 
he killed maDiuck the bald, and tooke certaine priso- 
ners. The Country of Tireawley was throughly burnt by 
Donell m c Murtagh, killed the Inhabitants, tooke certaine 
captives, and brought with them the spoyles of that Contry. 
Murrogh o'Connor prince of the Territory of Offalye and the 
Inhabitants of Kinaleagh and fferkeall gaue a great over- 
throw to the English of Meath at Clogher Croghan, 1 where 
one Chambers and his sonne and Nugent of Meath with 
many others were killed. Tanaye o'Mulchonry, chiefe 
chronicler of all Conaught, one that was in great favour with 
the Inhabitants in Generall, Died in his owen house after 
long and good pennance at Lammas, and was buried in 
Cloncorphye. 2 The Conaughtmen after all the aforesaid 
losses of burning and spoyleing of all sides, came to an 
atonement of peace. The Contryes of Syle Morey were 
diuided between the 2 o'Connors, Hugh o'Conor and Connor 

1 C. Croghan. A little to the miles south-east of Strokestown, Co. 
south-east of the hill of Croghan, Roscommon. It was founded by 
King's Co. O'Connor Faly had a St. Berach, who lived towards the 
castle here. end of the sixth century. His feast 

2 Cloncorphye. Kilbarry, ten is on February I5th. 

312 The Annals of Clanmacnoise. 

m c Dermoda that were prisoners were sett at Liberty. The 
Lady Dervorgill, Cahall oge O'Connor's daughter and wife to 
O'Connor Roe, Died. 

1386. Carbry m'Bryan m c Murragh ofFerall, lord of the 
Calye of the Annalye, Died. The Lady Anye, Daughter to 
Teige-m c Donogh, and wife to Tygernan o'Royrck, died in 
Twayme Seancha, 1 adjoining Loch fin-moye, and was entred 
in the abbey of Sligeach. Neale m c Cowchogrye oge Ma- 
geoghegan was killed by the Daltons the ijth of the Calends 
of May. He was a very good successor of a Contry. o'Connor 
Roe with his forces of Conaught, such as he could command, 
repayred to assist m c William Burk against Donell m c Mur- 
tagh and the family of mDonogh, tooke great preyes from 
Tirefiaghragh, and from thence they went to Clan Rickard 
to prey the contry, where they were overtaken by infinite 
and huge forces of o'Bryans, that came to aid m c William of 
Clanrickard against them. o'Connor Roe notwithstanding 
theire forces retracted upon them, gaue them an overthrow, 
killed at that Instant Conor m c Teige mConnor o'Bryan and 
diuers others. 

1387. Sawe, Daughter of Hugh o'Neale and wife to 
Eayne mBissix, a Lady that far surpassed all the Ladyes of 
Clanna Neales in all good partes requisit in a Noble matron, 
Died. Rory o'Kyenan chiefe Chronicler of the territory of 
Uriell, died. Conor m c Bryan Carragh o'Neale, was killed by 
the english of Srade-bally. 2 

1388. Shane Roe o'Twahaile, prince of O'Morie in Lein- 
ster a man of wonderfull prowes and bounty, and one that 
went farr beyond all others of his kind in these and many 
other good parts, was killed by a churrell of his one house, 
the Churle afterwards was killed by him immediately. 
o'Connor Roe tooke great preyes from o'Connor Donn, 
whereof ensued great Warrs in Connaught. Cowchoigry 

1 T. Seancha. Now Toomona- gainn, the ancient name of Dun- 
ghan, in the parish of Carrigallen, dalk. The name is still retained in 
Co. Leitrim. Street-town, which is a part of Dun- 

2 Srade-bally. S. B. Dundeal- dalk. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 3 1 3 

o'Molloy prince of ffearkall died the 7th of the Calends of 
March. The o'Royrcks and m c Donoghs prepared to warr 
against one another this yeare. 

1389. Morish (the Bald) o'Connor of Affalye was killed 
with an arrow by one of the o'Kellyes of Ley in Clanmaliere. 
o'Roircke entertayned the sons of Cahall oge with theire 
forces to maintayne the said Warrs against the m c Donnoghs, 
whereby the Dissention was out of hand increased. Owen 
o'Roirck and the sons of Cahall made an Inrode to the Castle 
Anorer, 1 were overtaken by the horsemen of Moyntir Elye, 
chased them, killed Magnus o'Helye and o'Helye's sonn, and 
at last o'Roirck and the sons of Cahal tooke o'Heyly's prey, 
and in the time of the Dissention before it was ended killed 
Murtagh o'Hely. After these losses sustayned by the 
nvDonoghs and o'Roircks, the heat of theire warrs begat the 
child of peace, and soe it was concluded firmly of both sides. 
Alsoe peace was agreed upon and concluded between 
mDonogh and m e Dermott ; and Murrogh m c Dermott (that 
before was prisoner) was enlarged. Donell mac Mortagh 
tooke the preyes and spoyles of Tire Conell. Neale oge 
o'Neale, sone of Neale more mHugh, was taken prisoner by 
the English this yeare. 

1390. There was great dissentions between o'Roirck, 
o'Relly, & the o'fferalls, the MaGranells; Tomaltagh mDon- 
nogh and the sonnes of Murtagh came to Conaught upon 
heareing of the said warres, by the procurement of Donell 
nvMurtagh and Donell nvODonogh. Magnus o'Roirck re- 
mayned prisoner with o'Relly in the Island of Loghoghter, 
from whence he went to the castle of Loghskwyre, 2 where 
being betrayed to the sonns of Murtagh, they killed him as 
hee was leaving the Coytt. o'Roirck and o'Reilye came to 
certaine articles of agreement, and at last peace was firmly 
concluded between them, but before this peace was thoroughly 
Concluded o'Roirck gave great guifts to o'Relly for consenting 

1 C. Anorer. Caislean an Ubh- 2 Loghskwyre. A little to the 
air, now Castleore, in the barony north-west of the village of Kesh- 
of Tirerrill, Co. Sligo. carrigan, Co. Leitrim. 

214 The Annals of Clomnacuoise. 

to theese agreements and for banishing his enemies from out 
of his territoryes; for performance of these articles Owen 
o'Roirck mCahall Reagh was given as a faithfull pledge. 
The sons of Murtagh and Teallagh Donogh with theire forces 
made an Inrode upon o'Roirck at a place called ffie ffinoigh j 1 
and the Mount called Sliew Corrann 2 and Keann-Kwachar, 
o'Roirck hearing thereof being at ffye Gaiule, 3 brought his 
preyes and people with him to a place called Barre 4 and from 
thence he assaulted the said parties his adversaries, ouer- 
threw them, killed many of their people and Cattle, and held 
on his course of killing them from Belagh Derg 5 to the top 
of the place called Tullagh Brefnagh ; Thomas m c Mahon 
o'Relly, died the harvest ensuing. Shane o'Relly receaved 
the principallity and name of Prince of the Brenye. 

1391. Dermott MaGeoghegan, sonne of Donogh mcMur- 
tagh more MaGeoghegan, chieftaine of the Contry of Kina- 
leagh and Race of ffiagha m c Neale of the 9 Hostages, Died 
in the pride of the Ides of January. o'Roirck o'Relly 
continued in theire atonement of peace. o'Roirck with a few 
of his houshold menye repayred to the towne of Drumleahan 6 
to meet with o'Relly, was Intercepted by 65 persons of Clan 
Murtagh in his passage. o'Roirck seeing them to stand in 
his way, and seeing himself without other remedy, hee tooke 
hart anew, gave them the onset valiantly, which Shane More 
Magmahon thinking to prevent them ofered o'Roirck a blow 
of a Launce, which o'Roirck accepted and made towards the 
said Shane with wonderfull Courage, whome at first he runed 
through with his launce. This Shane was sone of a woman 
that could weave, which of all trades is of greatest reproach 

1 ffie ffinoigh. i.e. o'Finnock's * Barre. Beal-atha-Dairi. Now 

wood. Now obsolete. obsolete. 

- S. Corrann. A hill in the south- 8 B. Derg. In Annals P.M. it 

east of Co. Sligo, which gives its is called Bealathadoire Dubhain. 

name to the barony of Corran. Both names are now obsolete. 

3 'ffy e Gaiule Glean G., in the 6 Drumleahan. Drumlane, in 

Annals F. M., a valley lying be- the barony of Loughtee, Co. Cavan. 

tween Slieve-an-ierin and Quilca, A monastery was founded here 

in the barony of Tullyhaw, Co. about the middle of the sixth cen- 

Cavan. tury. 

T/te Annals of Cl&nmacnoise. 315 

amongst the Irishrye, espetially the sons and husbands of 
such tradeswomen, and therefore Shane Mor was nicknamed 
the weaueing woman's sone. o'Roirck gaue another blow 
to Donogh m c Hugh an Cleitty, 1 and presently killed him, 
made a fortunate escape without loss of any of his people, 
after killing four kernes of his enemies. Donell mCarthy, 
prince of Desmond, died penetently. 

1392. Gregory o'Mahon 2 ArchBushop of Conaught, Died. 
Henery Ainrey 3 in English the Contentious, sone of Neale 
More, tanist and next successor of the principallity of Ulster, 
after his brother Neale oge o'Neale's death, (if he had lived), 
and one worthy the Government of a monarchy, the Bounti- 
fullest and greatest giuer of guifts of the race of the 9 
Hostages, and one of a rare and wonderfull freenes of hart in 
graunting all manner of things that came to his hands at all 
Tymes, Died a good Death upon St. Brandon's day in 
summer. The Countes of Desmond, Daughter of the earle of 
Desmond, a noble bountifull and surpassing Charitable Lady, 
Died. Donell o'Dempsey, Died. o'Connor Donn with the 
forces of the most part of Conaught repaired to the Contry of 
Imanie, burnt the whole territory. Cahall m c Hugh o'Roirck 
being disorderly and unadvisedly left in the hindermost part 
of o'Connor Donns company, was taken by o'Connor Roes 
company of the Advers party and killed many others of 
them. Terlaugh o'Donell tooke prisoner Donell mac Henry 
o'Neale, and alsoe the same day tooke great prey and 
spoyles from himself and his people. 

1393. Hugh mConnor m c Dermott Prince of Moylorg, a 
man compleat with all good parts befitting a nobleman, after 
good pennance and receaueing the sacraments of the Holy 
Church, Died, & Immediately after his death his sonne 
Cahall mDermott was drowned upon Logh Dorry. 4 Molronie 

1 Cleitty. i. e. of the weaver's tentious ; by antiphrasis, for he was 

quill. of a very peaceful disposition. See 

^o'Mahon. He was archbishop Colton's Visitation, p. 51, and An- 

for one year only, having been de- nals F. Af., ad ann. 

prived of the See by Pope Urban VI. 4 L. Dorry. Inisterry, in Loch 

3 Ainrey. i.e. aimhreach, con- Ce. Annals of Loch Ce, ii. 76. 

3 1 6 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

m c fferall macDermada was made prince of Moylorg by the 
force and power of Tomaltagh m c Donnogh. The sons of 
Hugh m c Dermott made an assault upon mDermott at Clone 
o'Connen 1 in the strands of Logh-Deakar, 2 where they mett 
each other fiercely; the sons of Hugh were discomfitted, 
Tomaltagh Duff m c Dermott was slaine ; Connor m c Dermoda 
Rory m c Dermoda, the 2 sons of Hugh rn c Dermoda were 
taken, fferall mDonnogh Reavagh was alsoe taken therein, 
escaped narrowly afterwards, and many others were taken 
Captives besides. Morish Kam mRory MaGeoghegan 
Died the gth of November, and Bryan m c William oge 
MaGeoghegan died the 6 of the nones of October. 

1394. Bryan m c Caba Constable or head of the Gallow- 
glasses of the Contry of Uriell, died. The earle of March 
ariued in Ireland of a purpose to get his rents of the Inhabi- 
tants of the Kingdome. Meyler of Exeter or Dexetra, lord 
of Ath-leahan was wilfully killed by the sons of John Dexetra. 
Thomas o'Dempsy was killed by the English. 

1395. Donell m c Murtagh o'Connor Lord of the Territory 
of Carbye and Sligeach, and supreame lord from the Moun- 
taine Downe, died in the castle of Sligeagh a week before 
Christmas. Hugh m c Cahall oge o'Connor, and sone of the 
Daughter of Terlaugh o'Connor, Died. Philip MaGwyer 
prince of ffermanagh died after he vanquished the Devill 
and the world, and Gilleduff maGwyer (named Thomas) was 
Constituted in his place. Cowlagh More, Daughter of Cahall 
mDonell o'Connor nick-named the port and haven of the 
three enemyes, because she was married to three Husbands 
that were professed enemyes to one another, first to o'Donell, 
secondly to Hugh o'Roirck, and thirdly & lastly to Cahall 
m c Hugh Brefnagh o'Connor, and dyed this yeare. The lady 
Owna, Daughter of Teige m c Magnus o'Connor and wife to 
MaGwyer, Died. 

1396. David m c Theobald m c Ullick, died. Conor m c Owen 

1 C. o'Connen. In the parish of 2 Z. Deaker. i.e. L. Techet ; 
Kilnamanagh, in the barony of now L. Gara, in the barony of Cool- 
Boyle, avin, Co. Sligo. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 317 

o'Molloy with a certaine Company tooke shipping and 
repayred to get themselves some spoyles at seas, which they 
accordingly gott, and filled their ship with all such stuff as 
they could find, and at last the whole company shipp and all 
were unfortunately drowned, but one man onely that escaped 
by some hard shift ; Connor Roe fought the field of Crega, 1 
with o'Connor Donn, where o'Connor Donn was overthrone, 
together with Hugh o'Connor, Con m c Brannan, and Hugh 
o'Hanly chieftaine of Kynell-Dowha, that partaketh with 
o'Connor Donn, also Conn m c Branan, John o'Teige, and the 
sone of John o'Hanlay with others were slaine in the said 

1397. o'Connor Roe with all the forces of his kinsmen 
the sons of ffelym o'Connor m c William Burk, the sone of Sr. 
Edward Albanagh 2 the sons of Cahall oge o'Connor, the 
sons of Hugh m c Dermoda, the inhabitants of the territory of 
Imanye, with theire Gallowglasses and marched with all the 
said forces to o'Conor Donns mansion house of Curragh 
Kinetty 3 upon the playnes of Moyne Je, o'Connor Don himself 
was not then at home, but was in Clan-Mackneoyne, 4 the 
said forces being come to the said towne as aforesaid mad 
towards the Company, & did let fly sharp-poynted arrows or 
Darts, that they made them stick fast in the bodyes of theire 
enemyes, & at last o'Connor Roe & the sonns of ffelym 
o'Connor overthrew theire adversaryes in that presence, 
killed m c Donogh, one of great note and respect in Conaught, 
& alsoe killed Hugh Keige o'Connor tanist of the province, 
with these ensuing persons vidzt. Dermott mDonogh Tanist 
of the Contry of Tireallealla, Dermott m c Donogh m c Gilla 
Criost, the 2 sons of Rory mMulrony m c Donagh ffynn 
m'Donogh, Art m c Cahall Cleragh, Cowafnie mCowafnie, 
m c Swyney head of the Gallowglasses of Ighter Conaught, his 

1 Crega. Perhaps Creggains, in Earls of Mayo. Ar chdall' s Peer age, 
the barony of Ballymoe, Co. Gal- i. 127. 

way. 3 C. Kinetty. Now Kinnety, near 

2 Albanagh. He was second son the town of Roscommon. 

of Sir William, called Liagh (see * C. Mackneoyne.Nw a barony 
p. 284, antea], and ancestor of the in the east of Co. Galway. 

3 1 8 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

2 brothers Donnslieue & Conor macSwynie, with divers 
others of the noble & ignoble sort, it were impossible to 
recount the spoyles of horses, armes, Cowes, Cloathes, & 
other things they found that day. This exployt was done 
upon the first lady day 1 in harvest. o'Connor Donn upon 
hearing of these Tydeings came to o'Kellys Contry ; his 
adversaryes encamped with theire rich Bootyes & great prizes 
about Leytrim which o'Connor Don assaulted & skirmished 
withall ; in the end recovered a great part of the Cattle that 
were taken by them, & gaue them a Discomfiture ; this is 
the third day after the first prey & slaughter. ffelym 
m c Cahall oge & Dowgall m c Donell Galda repayred to 
o'Donells house, to whom they related in particular the said 
exploits, whereupon Donell without delay caused to be 
assembled the Inhabitants, such as were apoynted to bear 
armes & repayred with the sons of Cahall aforesaid to the 
territory of Carbry ; the Inhabitants of that Contry finding 
themselves unable to resist the power of o'Donnell fled into 
their holts & places of greatest force in theire lands, to secure 
themselves, theire goods chatties from the Invincible 
armies (as they tooke them). o'Donell's forces made noe 
stay untill they came to a place called the fair of Tireaylealla, 
where they burnt many houses & cornes, & tooke the spoyles of 
Cormac mRory . Mulrony m c Donnogh prince of the Contry of 
Tiralealla, o'Dowdy & o'Hara yeelded Hostages to o'Donell 
& to the sons of Cahall oge o'Connor, as pledges of their 
fidelity, & faithfully promised never thenceforward to contra- 
dict him nor oppose themselves against him in any matter 
soever; afterwards o'Donell returned to his house. The sonns 
of Cahall, the family of Moynter Dornynn, 2 & m c Donell with 
his Gallowglasses repayred to the teritory of Carbry, where 
they rested that night, dividing the teritory amongst them- 
selves. At which tyme Murtagh backagh 3 m c Donell was at 
fasagh killed, with such of the family of the clan Swynies in 

1 Lady day. August i5th, the 2 M. Dornynn. This name is 
feast of the Assumption of the often anglicised Cuffe. 
B. V. M. 3 Backagh.i. e. the lame. 

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his company as returned alive out of the great overthrow 
before mentioned, about Donell m c Swynie, o'Hara, the lower 
of the race of fflauertagh o'Rwairke, with whome the next 
morning he tooke his jorney to the foot of the place called 
Brenoge, adjoining to the town of Lissondoill j 1 Clan Cahall 
sent theire squadrons of horse between him and Sligeagh, 
who could not come near him to Indomage him being com- 
passed of the one side, where he encamped, with Brenoge 
aforesaid, of the other side with the seas ; but at last they 
skirmished with each other ; in the end whereof o'Donell 
the sons of Cahall were discomfited, Marcus m c Donell his 
sone Dowgall m c Donell, Eoyn mTihie, 2 with many others of 
theire gallowglasses were slaine, alsoe they tooke great preys 
from the sons of Cahall oge & banished themselves ouer the 
River of Earny, 3 who were left there with great sadness, 
griefe, & sorrow, that a little before were full of mirth, joy, & 
pleasure, the case being soe altered with them. These things 
thus fell out on our Lady day in harvest or thereabouts. 
Neale More mHugh o'Neale monarch of the province of 
Ulster, after Confession of his sins to a Ghostly father, and 
receipt of the sacraments, died. After whose death his sone 
Neale oge succeeded him in his place principallity. Der- 
mott mImer o'Beyrne being sick of an ague in his house, 
being conuayed from thence in a little litter to the house of 
Murrogh m c Thom as, where being arrived lept out of the litter 
or Coitt into the watter was unfortunately drowned, 
afterwards entred in the church of Kill-more-ne-synna 4 in the 
month of July. 

1398. The Lord Garrett earle of Desmond, a nobleman 
of Wonderfull Bounty, Mirth, cheerfullness in conversation, 
easie of access, charitable in his deeds, a witty Ingenious 
composer of Irish poetry, a learned & profound Chronicler, 

1 LissondoilL Now Lissadill, gallowglasses of the Earls of Des- 
eight miles north of Sligo, on mond. 

Drumcliff Bay. 3 Earny.1\\e Erne. 

2 E. m'Tihie Perhaps one of the 4 K.-ne-synna. In the district 

m c Sheehys of Munster, who were called Tirarune, Co. Roscommon. 

320 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

and in fine one of the English nobility that had Irish learn- 
ing & professors thereof in greatest reuerence of all the 
English of Ireland, died penitently after receipt of the sacra- 
ments of the Holy Church in due forme. Alsoe the Earle of 
Kildare was taken by Callogh m c Murrogh o'Connor, & the 
horsemen of Affalye & yeelded ouer to his father Murrogh 
o'Connor, prince of Affalye, to be kept his prisoner untill he 
had been ransomed ; & the third mischance that befell the 
Geraldins this yeare, was S r John earle of Desmond was 
unluckily drowned in the riuer of Suire. David o'Dowgen- 
nan Cowarb of the Virgin st. Lassar, m'Dermott's chiefe 
Chronicler and his great favourite, a Common housekeeper 
for all comers of Ireland in generall, a reverent attendant 
of a Nobleman, afoot or a horsback, & one that never refused 
any man whatsoever for any thing he had in his power untill 
his death, Died in his house and was entred in the church 
of Kilronan. o'Broyne 1 & o'Twahall fought against the 
Englishmen where they killed the young earle of March 2 
with many other Englishmen. Neale oge o'Neale brought a 
great army to tyre-Conell, destroyed all places to Easroe, 
tooke the spoyles of the abby of that towne & at last some of 
o'Donell's people encountred with them, where some were 
killed. Hugh m c fferall o'Roirck was taken by those of 
Tireowen. Neale oge his forces returned home without 
any loss & in safety. Thomas Burk Lord of the English of 
Conaught, and Terlaugh Roe o'Conor lord of the Irish of 
Conaught accompanied with fFelym m c Cahall oge o'Conor 
and his brothers, Rory o'Dowdy with his forces, mac Der- 
mott, teige o'Hara with his assemblyes repayred to the 
Contry of Tyreailealla, wasted & destroyed all that Contry, 
both spirituall & temporall lands, Islands of loghs, together 
with all theire holts & places of fortification : Connor oge 
m c Hugh m c Dermott departed from the said forces, & went to 
Moylorg. Molronye m^Ferall mDermott prince of Moylorg 
went that night to the abby of Boyle, tooke all the victualls 

1 o'Broyne. O' Byrne of Wicklow. June loth, at Kells, in Ossory. He 

2 E. of March. He was killed, was then Lord Deputy. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 3 2 1 

he could find there, which he caused to be sent to the Carrick 
of Logh Ke, whose tract Conor m c Dermott found, he fol- 
lowed Eaghdroym 1 of Hugh in the Contry of Tyre Bryan, 
they having entred the Church of Eachdroym aforesaid, he 
burnt the church over theire heads, killed Connor m c fferall 
m c Dermott therein, tooke Mulronye himselfe, killed many of 
his people, & beraued them of all theire horses & armours : 
Mortagh m c Donell o'Connor with all his forces went to the 
territory of Tire-Hugh of Easroe to hinder o'Donell, they 
could find noe good bootyes therein, att theire returne were 
pursued by Hugh o'Dornine, with all his horsemen did sett 
upon them at Bel-atha-seanna, Hugh himselfe fell from his 
horse, and was not sufered to mount his horse againe, the 
Multitudes thronged upon him, & killed him. John m c johnyn 
Roe was alsoe killed in that pursuit. The Island of Logh- 
aruagh was taken by Rory m c Hugh m c Dermott, next suc- 
cessor of the Contry of Moylorg. It is unknowen what store 
of good things they found therein and tooke from thence. 
Murrogh Bane, sone of John m c Donnell o'ferall the best 
Chieftaines sone in his tyme of Ireland, Died in November, & 
was buried in the abby of Lohra, where his father & grand- 
father were alsoe entred. Morish m c Pierce Dalton was 
killed by Murtagh oge maGeoghegan & by Bryan o'Connor 
of Afalies sonne. Glean-da-logha was burnt by the English 
of Ireland in the summer time this yeare. Donell o'Nollan 
was killed by the English. Walter m c Dauid Burk was killed 
by the English of Mounster. (reralt o'Broyn, prince of 
o'ffiolan, Died. Thomas m c Cahall m c Murrogh o'fferall was 
killed by the English of Meath in a place called Koyliin 
Crowbagh. This Thomas deposed his elder Brother John 
o'fferall of the Captaineship of the Annalie, though he ought 
not to presume to depose his elder Brother by birth. Ma- 
carthy gave a great overthrow to the family of the o'Sulevans, 
killed o'Sulevan the Bald & the 2 sons of o'Sullevan the 
great, Owen and Connor o'Sullevan Bearrie, with many 
others. Murtagh oge Magenos was killed by his Brothers. 

1 Eaghdroym. Aughrim, in the parish of Roscommon. 

322 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

mWilliam Burk & the sonns of Cahall oge assaulted the 
Castle of Sligeagh, burnt the whole towne, tooke the spoyles 
thereof, & ransacked it altogether. King Richard king of 
England ariued in Ireland this yeare, by whome Art m c Muro- 
chow, king of Leinster was mightely weakened & brought 
low. m c Murrogh upon an Inrode he made was overtaken by 
the English of Leinster & Meath, where many of the English 
armye the retained kearne of m c Morrogh were killed with 
the sonns of Donogh o'Doyne, Karoll & Owen, with theire 
Chiefest people : alsoe William m c Karoll FitzPatrick was 
killed there; the daughter of Bryan o'fferall & wife of o'ffox, 
died, ffinola daughter of Cahall o'Madden, Died. There was 
a great plague generally throughout all Ireland this yeare. 

1399. Bryan o'Bryan, prince of Thomond, one numbered 
amongst the best princes of Ireland, after good penance, died. 
Alsoe Terlaugh o'Bryan another of great fame & name, well 
nigh equall to the said Bryan, Died. Terlaugh m c Molmorie 
m c Swynie, lord of the Contry of ffanaid, died. Cownley 
mNeale o'Neale a great Benefactor of the Professors of Irish 
poetry & musick, died, ffelym m c Cahire O'Connor, Tanist of 
Affalie, died. John m c Bryan m c Morogh o'fferall chieftaine of 
the Analie (to whome succeeded Donell m c john o'fferall) 
died. Henry (the Quick) sonne of Wattin Lord of the Contry 
of Tire awley, died. Dermott m c Hugh m c ffelym tanist of the 
province of Conaught, died. ir^Heoghae 1 chiefe poet of the 
Contry or rather familye of the m c Murroghs of Leinster, Died 
a good death. Colton 2 Lord primate of Ardmach, died. 
Teige o'Keruell Prince of the Contry of Elye was taken by 
the Earle of Ormond. The raigne of King Richard the 2d 
ended this yeare. 

1400. Hugh o'Molloy, prince of the territory of ffearcall, 
died the i;th of the Calends of ffebruary. Laighneagh 
m c fferall Roe m c Donogh maGeoghegan died in the ides of 

1 m c Heoghae.Novt Mac Keogh. 2 Col fan. Re was Primate from 

' He was chief protector of the men 1382 to 1404. We have an account 

of Erin.' Annals of Loch Ce, ii. of his Visitation made in 1397, edited 

37- by Reeves. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 323 

September. Richard Bremingham with others were treache- 
rously killed in the house of the lord Bushop of Meath. 
Donogh ffox lord of the Contry of Moyntir agan als foxes 
Gentry & of right prince of the Contryes of Teaffa, died. 
Dermott mBryan, the 2 sonnes of Caharnagh, sonne of ffox, 
died in the Calends of August. The Castle of Donoman was 
taken by the sone of the abbott o'Connor. Robert m c Edmund 
mHobert Burk was killed therein, & the sone of Edmund 
o'Kelly that was prisoner in the same castle was set at 
liberty. Gregory sonne of Tanay o'Mulchonry, chiefe 
chronicler of Sile Morey by profession & a very authentick 
author in many knowledges was killed with a blow of a lance 
by the hands of William Garve m c David in the Conflict of 
Donoman aforesaid by chaunce-medle, for which cause the 
offender was driuen to pay 126 cowes in satisfaction or eirrick 
of them. Rory m c Art Magenos prince of o'Neahagh of 
Ulster was killed by the sons of Conuley o'Neale & by Cath- 
varr Magenos. Shane m c Ulgarge m c Hugh o'Roirck a proper 
towardly & well disposed young man, was killed by Clan 
Casdealive with an arrow. Donell nVTheobald o'Molloy 
surnamed mTheobald Tanist & next successor of the princi- 
pallity of ffearkeall (if he had liued) was killed at Allon 1 by 
the English of Leinster. The king of England's sonne 2 came 
to Ireland this yeare. Teige o'Keruell escaped out of prison 
from the English of Belaghgawran. 3 Morish the earle of 
Desmond's sone, died of the plague this yeare. Richard 
m c en Miley, lord of the Stontons, was killed by Ullick Burk. 
1403. o'Connor Donn & Murtagh Backagh mDonell lord 
of Sligeagh & the territory thereof, with theire forces repayred 
to the lands of Owen m c Murrogh o'Madden ; which Contry 
they possessed themselves of, & from thence they went to 
Clanricarde to assist Ullick mRickard Burk against the 
o'Kellyes of Imanie, from thence they returned to theire 
houses without any loss or accidental mischance. Soon after 

1 A Hon. Allen, in Co. Kildare. 3 Belaghgawran. -Now Gowran, 

2 Sonne. Thomas, Duke of Lan- in Co. Kilkenny, which gives its 
caster, son of Henry IV. name to a barony. 

324 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

Murtagh Bachach m c Donell m c Murtagh, lord of Ighter- 
Conaught yeelded death her due, after he lived fortunately 
having had good success in all his Interprises against his 
enemies, died the fryday next after the feast-day of St. Michaell 
the Archangel. Mortagh Garve o'Seaghnosy tanist of Tire- 
fiaghragh-ayne, was killed by those of Imanie. John Boy, 
the grandchild of Johynnin Burk, was killed by the o'Kellyes 
of Clannvickneoyn & by the sons of Hobert Dalton. Connor 
mHugh m c Dermoda a man compleat with all goodness and 
perfection, prince of the contry of Moylorg, died. Bryan 
mBryan o'Neale king of Ulster died. 

1404. Thomas Barrett 1 Bushop of Oylfyn a very reuerend 
& noble prelate, & full of all good quallities belonging to his 
function, Died in the spring of this yeare & was entred in 
Derrie of Lough Conn, 2 the families of Barrets, Cusacks & 
m c Wellens of the roote 3 are Welsh, & came from Wales to 
this land. Connor oge in Hugh m c Dermott prince of Moy- 
lorg, a desperate and hardy man of his hands, Died between 
Michaelmas & alhollantide, & Teige m c Hugh m c Dermottwas 
established in his place at Holantide : I doe not know whether 
this be the Connor mentioned in the presedent yeare, if he 
be, Impute the fault to mine author & not to me. Cormack 
mDermott was killed in an hostinge in Clanricarde by some 
of the horsemen of Clan Rickard in September of this yeare. 
Moylorg sustayned great losses thereby, Connor & Cormack. 
The Daughter of o'Connor of Affalye & wife to Gillepatrick 
o'More, Died. Donell mac Henry o'Neale was Invested 
king of Ulster this yeare. There raigned many diseases in 
Ireland this yeare, and amongst the rest the kingdome 
abounded with feavors. The earle of Ormond, 4 head of 

1 Barrett, He was bishop of this corruption of the ancient name Dai- 
See from 1372 to 1404. riada. See Keating's H. of Ire- 

2 D. of L. Conn. Now Errew, land, p. 249. 

where there are remains of an an- 4 Earle of Ormond. James, the 

cient church, the patron of which is third, earl, who built Gowran castle, 

St. Tighearran. and resided there until he purchased 

3 Roote. The northern portion of the castle of Kilkenny in 1391. See 
Co. Antrim. The name Route is a Archdall's Peerage, iv. 9. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 325 

the chivalrie of Ireland, died, ffelym o'Twahall prince of 
Morie in Leinster, died. Keruell o'Daly, chief composer of 
Ireland, dane of the Contry of Corcomroe, died, ffinyn 
mOwen m c Carthye Died. Andrew Barrett was killed by 
m c Murrogh. Owen m c Connor m c Cahall o'Conor of Affalye 
was killed by the earle of Kildare. The Lady Nwaly, 
daughter of Donell m c Murtagh o'Connor & wife to o'fferall 
m c Cormack mDonogh, died. William o'Deoran chiefe pro- 
fessor of the Brehon law with the m c Morroghs of Leinster, 
died, fferall m c Theobald o'Molloy died. Rory m c Hugh 
m c Dermada, tooke upon him the principallity of Moylorg, 
the Contry & profits were diuided in twoo moyetyes between 
him & the sons of fferall m c Dermoda, that lived before in 

1405. Richard Butler (surnamed hard foot) was killed 
by ffaghtna o'More. There arose great dissention & warrs 
between m'Murrogh 1 of Leinster & the English whereof 
ensued the burning wasting & destroying of the County of 
Kildare, Catherlagh & Disertdermott. Richard or Risdard 
maGranell, chieftaine of Moyntir-eolas, died at Christmas by 
takeing a surfeit of aqua vitae, to him aqua mortis. Dermott 
m c Donogh o'Connor Kerry was killed by m c Morrish of Kerry. 
Donell oge o'Roirck, died. Miles Dalton was killed by 
Dalton himself chiefe of that name. New castle 2 als Castle 
neva o'ffinnaghan was broken down by the family of the 
o'Broynes this yeare. 

1406. Leyseach o'Mollan, Tanist of ffohertye, & Hugh 
o'Twahaile tanist of Imaile, & also Bran o'Broyne Tanist of 
ffoylan, Thomas m c Thomas mMurrogh, died all of the 
plague this yeare. Mullronye m c Teige m c Donogh, prince of 
tyre Aylealla, after good penance, died in his owne house, 
& was buried in the abby of Boyle. Murrogh o'Connor 
prince of Aifalye, with his sons & kinsmen & alsoe with the 
help of the z sonns of the king of Connaught, Cahall Duff & 
Teige o'Connor, with their followers and dependants, whome 

1 mfMurrogh. Art, son of Art. south-east of Newtown Mount Ken- 

2 New castle, A little to the nedy, Co. Wicklow. 

326 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

the said Murrogh Intertained, as well to offend the English 
of Meath as alsoe to defend himselfe & his contry from them, 
gave a great overthrow to the abbott O'Connors sonne & his 
retayned kearne of Conaught, the said abbots son with his 
route of kearne went to a place in the upper parts of Gesill, 
called Clon-Imorrosa, 1 to the towne of one Gilleboye m c Moyle 
Corra (from whence it had been better for themselves to 
have staid) for they were ouertaken there by Cahall m c Mur- 
rogh O'Connor with Cahall o'Connor & the number of 6 
horsemen only, who finding the said Conaught men spoyling 
the said Gilleboy of all his goods & amongst other things 
one of the said kearnes tooke a great cauldron that Callagh 
before lent to the said Gilleboy to brew withall, which Gille- 
boy seeing one of the kearnes carry out from out of his house 
in presence of Callogh that lent it, said to Callogh : Callogh, 
there is your cauldron, take it, & discharge me of my lone, 
which Callogh willingly accepted, saying, I take it as suf- 
fitient satisfaction of you, & sudainely one of Callogh's people 
flung a stone & hit the cauldron ; at the great sound thereof . 
the kearne broke out of theire places, & fled as fast as they 
could, where at last the abbott's sone was killed upon the 
bogg adjoining to the towne, & of theire men & kearne they 
lost no less than 300 persons between that place & Clonanie 2 
in Keigh-na-Kedagh, in Affalye, being hotly pursued by 
the inhabitants of Affalie to that place ; besides the loss 
of theire men, they alsoe lost one of the Relickes of 
St. Patrick, which before remayned at Elfynn until it 
was lost by them that day, which was counted by them to 
be the chiefest Relick of all Conaught. This Discomfiture 
was given on Saturday the i6th day of July this yeare. 
Brian o'Connor that lost Affalie by his attainder was de- 
scended of the said o'Connor Lynally, vidzt. Bryan was son 
of Cahire, who was sonne of Conn, who was sone of Callogh, 
who was son of the said Murrogh. Terlaugh oge m c Hugh 
m c Terlaugh that raigned 22 years Joyntly king of Conaught 

1 C.-Imorrosa. The name is now 2 Clonanie. Near the hill of 
obsolete. Croghan. 

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 327 

with o'Connor Roe, was killed by Cahall Duff o'Connor 
Roes sonne & by John m c Hobert m c Edmund mHobert 
mDavid Burk (who was sone of Benavon Daughter of ffelym 
o'Connor) in the house of Rickard mShane mEdmund 
m c Hobert, called the Kregan adjoyning to ffie Ike in the 
Contry of Clyn Convay ; Terlaugh o'Connor was the 3rd 
king of Conaught that was slaine in Clan Convoy, vidzt. 
Connor m c Rory m c Terlaugh More, Rory m c Cahall m c Conor 
Roe m c Murtagh Moyneagh, who was sonne of Terlaugh 
monarch of Ireland ; & lastly Terlaugh oge o'Connor, as 
before I have declared. 

1407. Cahall o'Connor, sone of o'Connor of Affalye was 
killed by the family of the Berminghams. Mortagh o'Kelly 1 
archBushop of Conaught, a learned & wittie prelate, Died in 
Twayme at Michaelmas. Mulmorey o'Dempsey prince of 
Clanmalierie, Died. There was foule & badd weather this 
yeare and a great murren of cattle. The English of Ireland 
with Scroope 2 the king's deputy gaue an overthrow to the 
Irish of Mounster, by whome Teige o'Keruell, prince of the 
territory of Elye was slaine. This Teige was deseruedly a man 
of great accoumpt & fame with the professors of poetry and 
musick of Ireland and Scotland, for his Liberallity extended 
towards them & every of them in generall. The overthrow 
of Killeachye 3 was given this yeare by o'Connor Roe & by 
the sonn of Melaghlen o'Kelly & by Rory m c Dermot prince 
of Moylorg, to m c William Burk of Clanricarde & to Cahall 
m c Rory o'Connor, whoe was called king instead of Terlaugh 
o'Connor Donne, that was killed by Cahall Duffe (as before 
is Declared) the forces of m c Williarn & Cahall mRory were 
putt to flight, themselves both were taken, many of theire 
people slaine & taken therein. The Castle 4 of Tobber Tulske 

1 tf Kelly. He occupied this See an, in the parish of St. John, barony 
from 1394 to 1407. of Athlone. 

2 Scrooge. He was Deputy of 4 Castle. Built by O'Connor in 
Thomas of Lancaster in 1401 and 1406. About forty years after a house 
in 1407. He died at Castledermot. was founded here for Dominicans 
See Gilbert's Viceroys, pp. 296, 300. by the M'Dowells. See Hib. Dom., 

3 Killeachye. Perhaps Killiagh- p. 315. 

328 The Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

was taken & broken down before by Bryan m c Donell 

tagh and by the familie of the mDonnoghs, & Cahall m c Rory 

was by them conwayed to Carnefroighe to be created king of 

Conaught. Conuak o'fferall died of a sudaine & unprovided 


1408. Prince Thomas 1 the king of England's sone came 
to Ireland this yeare. The kings sone with his forces 
marched to the province of Leinster, and Hodgin Tute, a 
man of great worth, was lost of that hoasting. Awley 
maGawley, chieftaine of Calrie, died & was entred at Ath- 
lone. There was a generall plague this yeare in Meath 
whereof Scroop a noble knight that suplyed the roome of 
the kings Deputy in this realme, died. Cahall mac Ke- 
hernye, Conor ffynn m c Kehernie were all killed by Clann 
Murtagh in revenge of the killing of Magnus m c Murtagh 
m c Cahall that was killed by that scept of Clann Kehernie 
before. Magnus Magawran was killed by Boyhanagh 
mGille Roe by a throw of a staf of a hedge. Cormack 
o'Maylle was killed by his owen brother, & the race of Cahall 
o'fferall killed his sonne & tooke his Castle too. 

Here endeth this Booke ffebruary gth, 8. 

I Leaue the few leaues unto ritten herein to make an 
Index of the things of note comprised in the Booke, which 
if the seriousness of your affairs will not suffer yourselfe to 
take in hand, when you shall peruse the same, & shall please 
to Returne it unto me, I will at my better leasure make an 
end therof : & soe I rest the last of June 1627. 

Y r " C. M. G. 

1 Prince Thomas. Of Lancaster, to Dublin and arrested the Earl of 
He landed at Carlingford on Sep- Kildare. See Gilbert's Viceroys, 
tember 3oth ; a week after, he came p. 294. 


The Figures in this List refer to the pages of the Volume. 

Aaron, 19, 20. 
Abbot and king, 143. 
Abel, anchorite, 204. 

of Athomna, 119. 

Abraham, 10, 12, 13. 
Acathlon, 101, 102. 

Achabo, 75, 97, 99, no, 145, 150. 
Achroym o'Maynye, 119, 275, 321. 
Achy Conn, 84. 

Forcha, 74. 

Acoranen, 99. 
Acorns, 136, 176. 
Adalstan, 149. 
Adalvleih, 146. 

Adam, 10, n, 12, 21, 210. 

Adamar, 45. 

Adawnanus, 110-112, 114, 133, 

Adfiath, b. of Armagh, 127. 

Adrean, pope, 179. 

Adulf m c Etulfe, 149. 

Adyrchreach, 184. 

Aeneas, 21. 

Aeremon, 28. 

Aestulapius, 18. 

Affalie, 81, 152, 182, 186, 192, 195, 
202, 205, 228, 246, 255, 260, 
283, 291, 305, 308,320, 326. 

princes of, 29, 98, 119, 120, 

126, 129, 139, 143, 144, 147, 151, 
154, 157, 167, 168, 180, 183-185, 
192, 231,232, 266, 310, 311, 313, 
321,322,324,325, 327. 

Affrick, a. of Kildare, 117, 135. 

Africa, 12. 

Agabo. See Achabo. 

Agamemnon, 14, 21. 
Agapicus, pope, 78. 
Agatho, pope, 106. 
Aghaconary, 286. 
Agnamayne foltchoeyn, 211. 
Agnomoynfin, 210. 
Ahagh, k. of S., 115. 

m c Conlay, 84. 

Aharly, 254. 
Aidan, 212. 

abbot, 108. 

anchorite, 98. 

b. of Lindisfarn, 104. 

b. of Mayo, 122. 

Glasse, 210. 

k. of Scotland, 91, 96-98, 101. 

m c Gawran, 74, 90, 91, 97, 98, 

m c Reaghtay, 143. 

o'Connuaye, 132. 

- o'Fighragh, 88. 

of Rahin, 127. 

t St., 104, 122. 

Aihgean, a. of Tirdaglasse, 105. 
Aihleagh nrDurgrean, 61. 
Ailby, princess, 47. 
Aileagh, 24, 151, 188. 

princes of, 73, 142, 145, 151, 

155. 157. 165, 180, 185, 233, 254. 

Ailfinn. See Oylfinn. 
Aillealla Cassaicklagh, 210. 

Fynn, 211. 
Aillill, a. of Armagh, 76, 78. 

brother of Hugh O., 128. 

Eaghie G., 73. 

Flanneassa, 107. 

grandson of H. Slaine, 105. 



Aillill, k. of Munster, 1 1 1 . 

k. of Ossory, 101. 

m c Colman, 103. 

m c Conill Graint, 113. 

m c Dongaile, no. 

m'Donogh, 105, 128. 

m c Feray, 113. 

mH. Royne, 103. 

m c Owen, 144. 

Molt, 71, 72, 79, 83, 171. 

. o'Donchowe, 120, 121. 

the harper, 102. 

Ailve, St., 77, 127. 

Seanchwa o'N., 79. 

Ailwan o'Lugdadan, 124. 
Ainmire m c Sedna, 80, 88-90, 172. 

o'Kahallaine, 154. 

Ainwith, 115. 

Alba longa, 21. 

Albanagh, Sir E., 317. 

Albord Roe, 133. 

Alchon, 114. 

Aldergoid, 34, 212. 

Alduston, 151. 

Alea, 1 8. 

Aleran the witty, 107. 

Alexandria, 49. 

Alfrith, 112. 

Algerian, 115. 

Algna, b. of Ardbreachan, 124. 

Algnio m c Gnoy, 120. 

Aliter, a. ofC., 97. 

Allayde, 210. 

Alleluia, 70. 

Allgot, 133. 

Allie, 142. 

Allon, 62, 77, 112, 113, 323. 

Almayne, 204. 

Almon, 109. 

Aloa Neide, 211. 

Alpinn, k. of the Picts, 123. 

k. of Scotland, 115. 

Alps, 65. 

Altades, 14. 

Altiodorensis, 70, 71. 

Altyre Duff earle, 134. 

Aludon, 148. 

Alvie, 42. 

Amintas, 14. 

An, dr. of O' Kelly, 287. 

Anacletus, 49. 
Anais, 44. 

Analie, 122, 196, 249,266, 277, 294, 
2953o6, 312. 3 21 - 

chiefs of, 196, 237, 250, 277, 

282, 284, 298, 299, 304,312,321, 

Anastasius, emperor, 75, in. 

monk, 98, 99. 

- pope, 73, 74- 

Ancha, St., 159. 

Anchon, 114. 

Anchorites, 98, in, 117, 124, 128- 
131, 137-142, 147, 150, 160, 168, 
169, 173, 174, 176, 177, 179, 204. 

Anckell, 48. 

Andagha, 18. 

Andrew, St., 49. 

Anfceally, 123. 

Anfrith, 102. 

Angine, 107. 

Anlon, 124. 

Anlwan, 211. 

Anmcha, 101. 

Anmcharad m c Concharad, 113. 

Anmine, k. of I., 88. 

Anoroit m c Rwaragh, 145. 

Anthony, St., 63. 

Antioch, 49. 

Antrim, Earl of, 209. 

Anye, w. of o'Royrck, 312. 

Anyn, 14. 

Apollo, 18. 

Aqua vitse, 325. 

Ar, fier, &c., 124. 

Aralius, 14. 

Arannan, Fynian, 109. 

Araye, 46. 

Arbatus, 43. 

Arcades. See Orcades. 

Archaa, 210. 

Ardagh, 73, 183, 283. 

Ard-an-Killen, 304. 

Ardanmaith, 31. 

Ardbrackan, 124, 131, 156, 174, 
192, 195, 214, 223. 

Ardcorran, 71. 

Ardfahie, 103. 

Ardgall, 116. 

nrConnell, 76. 



Ardkarna, 76. 

Ardlaura, 30. 

Ardleyren, n. 

Ardmagh, 10, 38, 65, 108, 113- 
115, 124, 126, 132, 138, 140, 142, 
145, 147, 150, 158, 160, 163, 164, 

170, 180, 181, 204, 220,235, 262. 

abbots of, 75, 76, 78, 100, 

112, 122, 127, 129, 131, 132, 135, 
136, 139, 143, 150. 

bishops, primates of, 65, 72, 

90,105,110, 136, 140,141,150,163, 

171, 185, 189, 190, 197, 201, 236, 
237, 243, 260, 322. 

Ardmire, 294, 300. 

Ardnarea, 246. 

Ardnurcher, 217, 222, 226, 232, 


Ardrahan, 245. 
Ardstrathy, b. of, 99. 
Ardtibra, 79. 
Ardvron o' Kelly, 120. 
Areaghtach m c Anfie, 154. 
Aregall, 307. 
Argamoyne, 121. 
Argedgryne, 46. 
Argedrosse, 28, 29. 
Argedwar, 38, 213. 
Arick m c Brith, 151. 
Arie, 168, 255. 
Aristotle, 60. 
Arius, 106. 

k. of Assyria, 14. 

Ark of Noah, 12. 

Arlache, dr. of O'Connor, 254. 

Armagh. See Ardmagh. 

Armarkes, 14. 

Armenians, 258. 

Aron, 170. 

Arraghtagh o'Fielan, 127. 

Art Enear, 59, 209. 

Imleagh, 36, 212. 

Kir, 76. 

m c Hugh, 212. 

m c Lowaye, 37, 38, 212. 

ne Mangye, 212. 

Artchall, in. 

Arteagh, 216, 230, 241, 272, 291. 
Arthur, son of k. Aidan, 96. 
Artry, 213. 

Artry, k. of C., 132, 133. 

k. of M., 115, 127. 

nvCahall, 127. 

mConnor, 132. 

Arye (Ara), 255. 
Ascanius, 21. 
Ascatades, 14. 
Asia, 12. 

Assyria, 13-16, 27, 28. 
Assyrians, 12, 25, 43. 
Athankip, 248, 279. 
Athantrostan, 55, 56. 
Athaskragh, 261. 
Athboy, 227, 243, 246, 309. 
Athbrea, 61. 
Athcora Conell, 248. 
Athdacara, 249. 
Athdalaragh, 217, 220. 
Ath-da-feart, 130. 
Athdara, 71. 
Ath-disert-nwan, 287. 
Ath-ele, 279. 
Athengail, 244, 249. 
Athenrie, 239, 246, 277, 279. 

lord of, 284. 

Athfirdia, 152, 181, 268, 269. 
Athgoan, 102. 

Athkleyh Mearye, 58. 
Athkynnloghateohy, 286. 
Athlayen, 56. 
Athlean Corann, 258, 270. 
Athleathan, 279, 306, 307, 316. 
Athliag, 165, 191, 229, 233, 237, 

249, 2911. 
Athlone, 147, 165, 184, 191, 193, 

204, 205, 223, 224, 228, 230, 231, 

235. 237, 239, 245, 246, 249, 257, 

268, 270, 277, 307, 328. 
Athmaynie, 257. 
Athmoye, 241. 
Athmoyne, 203. 
Athomna, 119. 
Athrosda, 56. 
Athrumni, 118. 
Athronny, 222. 
Athseany, 116. 
Athslissen, 294. 
Athy, 56. 

Aughrim. See Achroym o'M. 
Augusta, b. of, 1 06. 

Z 2 



Augustine, St., 90. 

- b. of Beanchor, 124. 
Aurea, 76. 

Auxilius, St., 69, 71. 
Avail Kehernie, 194. 
Avirgin, 23, 28, 29, 209. 
Awargin mKynaye, 154. 

- o'Morrey, 175, 187. 
Avvfer, 148. 

Awgary m c T., 158. 
Awirgin, 213. 
Awley, 142, 154, 163. 

- Cwaran, 151. 

- ffroit, 151. 

- Keanchyreagh, 150. 

- k. of Denmark, 134. 

- k. of Munster, 81. 

- k. of York, 156. 

- nvGodfrey, 150-152. 

- m'lllulfe, 158. 

- m c Moielan, 181. 

- m c Sitricke, 159. 

- p. of o'Manie, 127. 

- p. of the Danes, 141, 



son of Imer, 158. 

Awus, 133. 
Ayne, 77, 167. 
Aynmyre. See Ainmire. 
Aydan, 89. 

- k. of Scotland, 101. 
m c Finn, 62. 

Baath, 20. 
Babylon, 10, 258. 
Bachall, 140, 190, 201, 251. 
Backlaure, 85. 
Baghlayhes, 89. 
Baile-locha-lwaha, 221, 234, 245, 

Baleus, 14. 

secundus, 14. 

tertius, 14. 

Balla, 75, 102. 
Balle-athboy, 308. 
Ballenmote, 258, 293, 297, 307. 
Ballentobber, 301, 307, 310. 

bride, 267. 
Ballinechowrry, 228. 
Ballioll, 289. 

Ballymore O'Flynn, 273. 
Ballymote. See Ballenmote. 
Bangor in England, 108. 

in I. See Beanchor. 

Bann, the, 13, 115, 269. 

Banncha, 43. 

Banva, 18, 26. 

Bard, 42. 

Barde of Boyne, the, 150. 

Bards, 42, 292, 298. 

Barnard, St., 205. 

Barney, 89. 

Barons, the, 237. 

Barre, 314. 

Barrett, Andrew, 325. 

Richard, 310. 

Robert, 302. 

Thomas, b. of Elphin,324- 

Wattin, 302. 

William, 253. 

Barretts, 253, 261, 324. 
Barrow, the, 15, 44,. 
Bartholeme, 13, 14. 
Battle Abbey, 179. 
Beaaghah, 39. 
Beag m c Brinyn, 103. 

m c Conley, 122. 

nvDonncwan, 155. 

m c Fergus, 106. 

m'Kwawagh, 97. 

Beagan Reymynn, 109. 
Beagbrwich, 108. 
Beagny, St., 98. 
Beagvarchye, 101. 
Beaha, 39. 
Bealaghatha, 90. 
Bealaghbricke, 124. 

conglaissy, 15. 

monie ne Sirrhidye, 226. 

Bealaseany, 238,300, 321. 
Bealayleaghta, 157. 
Beallaghmowna, 144. 
Bealykervell, 220. 

Beanchor, 75, 84, 98, 99, 118, 129, 
131, 142. 

abbots of, 75, 97-99, 103, 106- 

110, 118, 124, 127, 129, 147, 149. 

Beann Artgaile, 206. 
Beanrye. See Dinrye. 
Beara, 258. 



Bearagh, 108. 

Bearba. See Barrow. 

Bearna-an-mile, 289. 

Bearngal m c Geye, 35. 

Beany, Breassail of, 123. 

Beckett, T., 207. 

Bede, 10, 78, 103, 112, 116. 

Beere-Hauen, 254,255. 

Befaile, 128. 

Beg m c De, 83, 84. 

Beighrenne, 131 

Beisson, 133. 

Beladoyn, 122. 

Belagh Perg, 314. 

Belaghgawran, 323. 

Belanaha, 90. 

Bel-atha-seanna, 321. 

Belfada, 193. 

Bells, 83, 87, 130, 197, 218, 251. 

Belochus, 14. 

Belopares, 14. 

Benavon, dr. of o'Connor, 327. 

Benedictus, monk, 77. 

pope, 89. 

Benignus, 72. 
Beogawyne, 210. 
Beoheaghty, 210. 
Beoy, 81. 

b. of Ardkarna, 76. 

Berchann, 79. 
Berckley Castle, 285. 
Bernith, in. 

Bethe, u. 

Beuynn, dr. of MaGeoghegan, 301 . 

Bevin, dr. of o'Doyne, 305. 

Bicor, 100. 

Bile Tanna, 29. 

Billus, 22, 210. 

Birmingham. See Bremingham. 

Birr, 85, 88, 120, 132, 138, 148, 

222, 227. 

Biscaie, 23. 

Bithinia, 106. 

Bithlynn, 158. 

Blacaire m c Godfrey, 152, 154. 

m c lmer, 154. 

Blaheaghty, 210. 
Blathmach, 212. 
m c Aidan, 104. 

k. of I., 101, 106, 107, 172. 

Blathmach, k. of Teaffa, 107. 
- k. of Ulster. 101. 

m c Flaynn, 132. 

o'Mardivoe, 130. 

Blayd, 211. 
Blefeth, 79. 

Blood, showers of, no, 112, 141. 

of two mingled, 251. 

Boban of St. Kevin, 197. 
Boganie, 107. 

Bohine, a. of Byrre, 148. 

St., 10, 78, 81, 90, 97. 
Bohyn, a. of Bangor, 107. 
Bolgagh, 109. 

Bonafinne, castle of, 262, 264. 
Bonagaluie, castle of, 234. 
Bonifacius, pope, 77, 78. 
Books, 8, 60, 61, 94-96, 130, 139, 

215, 218, 220, 258. 
Borbeasse, 39. 
Boren, Roaring boys of, 89. 
Borohua, 54, 55, 57, 109, in, 222. 
Bourdeaux, 237. 
Bowgna, 150. 
Bowyne, 113. 
Boy Connell, 83, 186. 
Boyan, 88. 
Boydan, k. of I., 172. 

m c Ainmire, 80. 

Boyhan, b. of Inisbofinne, 112. 

m c Carill, k. of U., 89. 

mAnynnea, 88, 90. 

Boyhin m c Broynn, 76. 
Boyhinn, St., 76, 78, 81, 90, 97. 
Boyle, river, 236. 

- abbey of, 234, 250, 261, 273, 
' 288, 290, 296, 320, 325. 
Boyne, the, 15, 58, 60, 61, 77, 136, 

Boynnean, sept of, 257. 

Boyvinn, 133. 

Bran, 115. 

Beag m c Murchowe, 117. 

Brick, 117. 

k. of L., loi, 115, 127. 

m c Colman, 149. 

m c Conell, no. 

m c Foylan, 136, 137. 

nephew of Foylan, no 

son of Kynadon, 124. 



Branchowe, 115. 
Brandon, b. of Armagh, 72. 
St., of Byrre, 85, 88, 218. 

cowarbs of, 214, 224. 

laws of, 1 1 8. 

of Clonfert, 85, 89, 315. 

Branduffe m c Eaghagh, 91, 97. 
Branyn m c Moyle Oghtray, 108. 

son of Moylefohorty, 108. 

Brasse, 39. 

Bratha, 210. 

Brawnie, 125, 131, 138, 147, 176, 

182, 186, 200, 245. 
Brayn, St., 117. 
Breaghmhaine. See Brawnie. 
Breasall, son of Deine, 76. 
Breasry, 36, 37, 212. 
Breassall, 212. 

Bodivo, 46. 

Brick, 213. 

Conealagh, 175. 

m c Colgan, 119. 

of Bearry, 123. 

son of k. Fineaghty, 1 10. 

Breasse, 17, 18, 209. 
Breathnagh, D., 222. 
Breawie, 38, 43. 
Bregghtra, in. 

Brehon law, 280, 325. 
Brehons, 263, 280, 298, 325. 
Breifne. See Brenie. 
Bremyngham, Andrew, 255, 258, 
276, 277, 283, 300. 

E. of Louth, 285. 

Gerodin, 239. 

John, 285. 

Lord, 258, 276, 277. 

Meyler, 217, 219, 221, 226. 

Pierce, 260. 

Richard, 284, 323. 

Roback, 276. 

William, 262, 267. 

Bremynghams, 295, 327. 

country of the, 163, 181. 
Brenaynn m c Briwyn, 89. 
Brenie, the, 192, 197, 234, 239, 243, 

244, 263, 289, 311. 
kings of, 129, 144, 179, 182, 

193, 196, 201, 277, 281, 287, 298, 

300, 303, 305,314. 

Brenie, men of, 144, 179, 189, 195, 
237. 2 53. 263, 270, 277, 280, 295. 
Brenoge, 319. 
Brenyes, the, 122. 
Breowen, 23, 210. 
Bressall m c Angne, 140. 
Bretton, Sir W., 207. 
Brey, 42, 51, 102, 125, 136, 156, 174, 


- princes of, 102, 146, 156, 228. 
Breyuick Teige, 203. 
Brian Borowe, 7, 8, 69, 88, 116, 

i33 135. 154. '57. 158, 162-172, 

174, 178, 206, 211. 

- m c Kennedy. See Brian 

son of Eochy M., 64, 265. 

Bricke, 91. 

Brickny, a. of Lohra, 139. 

Bridges, 165, 191, 193, 205, 207, 

223, 227. 
Bridgett, St., 69, 76, 92, 96, 120, 

205, 256. 
Brigantia, 23. 
Bristow, 241. 
Britain, 74, 127. 
Britanie, 68, 107, no, 127. 
Britons, 46, 70, 72, 89, 99, 103, 109. 

no, in, 119. 

kings of the, 99, 101 , 102, 1 10, 

144, 145, 152. 
Brittan the Bald, 14. 
Broen m c Moylemorrey, 154, 169. 
Brogaine of Tehille, 113. 
Brosnagh, the, 29, 244. 
Broydan m c Carill, 72. 
Broyeoll, 230. 
Broyn, b. of Cuill-iro, 75. 
Bruce, E., 268-270, 279, 281, 282. 

- R., 261, 267, 268, 279, 281. 
Brudeus, 114, 116. 

Brught, 134. 

Bruno, St., 91. 

Brutus, 47, 68. 

Brwader, 166. 

Brwidy m c Milcon, k. of Picts, 74, 

88, 89. 

Brwyne da Dearg, 48. 
Bryan Borowe. See Brian B. 
Duff mM , 101. 



Bryan macCauill, 300. 

o'Neill, 242. 

son of Aidan, 96. 

son of Eochy M., 64, 265. 

Burke, Dabuke, 287. 

David m c E., 310. 

David m c T., 316. 

Sir David, 305. 

Edmond, 290, 291, 292, 294, 


Edmond m c W., 291, 299. 

Edmond, son of the Earl, 292. 

Sir Edmond, 301. 

Sir Edward Albanach, 317. 

Henry mU., 300. 

Hobert, 294, 299. 

Sir Hobert Donn, 255. 

Hobert m^E., 323. 

John, 310. 

Sir John, 285. 

John Boy, 324. 

John m c Hobert, 327. 

Johnyn, 294, 299, 324. 

m r Hobert, 294, 327. 

m c Philippin, 297. 

m c William, 235, 244, 245, 266, 

284, 287, 288, 289, 293, 295, 297, 

2 99. 3<>4> 307, 308, 311, 312, 317, 


m c William the Inferior, 306. 

m c W. the Superior, 306. 

Redmond, 301. 

Sir Redmond, 304, 310. 

Richard, 305. 

Richard, E. of Ulster, 258, 

268, 271, 275, 284. 

Richard m c Shane, 327. 

: Richard m c William, 237, 305, 


Richard ne Koylle, 248. 

Richard Oge, 306. 

Richard the Red E., 258-260, 

270, 271,275,284. 

the younger, 299. 

Theobald, br. of 

the R. 
E., 260. 

Theobald, son of U., 290, 305, 

Thomas, 294, 320. 

Thomas, son of m c W., 304. 

Ulick, 290, 308, 309, 323. 

Burke, Ulick m c R., 323. 

Ulick m c U., 295. 

Walter, E. of U., 247-249, 


Walter m c David, 305, 321. 

Walter m c W., 286-288, 306. 

- Walter, son of the Red E., 

William, 217, 263-6, 269, 271, 

277, 279, 281, 294, 305. 

William, E. of U., 289. 

William Fitzadelm, 216-220, 

229, 233, 234. 

William m c W., 284. 

William More, 284. 

William of Clanricarde, 327. 

William Oge m c W., 248, 249. 

William Saxanagh, 304. 

William, sheriff of C., 238. 

William, son of Sir R., 310. 

William, the Dun E., 285, 

286, 289, 290, 295, 297. 
William, the Earl's son, 291. 

- William the Hore, 284, 288, 

Burkes, the, 255,267, 292, 295, 297. 

of Clanricarde, 290, 295. 

Burrogh upsands, 262. 
Butler, Edmond, 261. 

Edward, 269. 

Henry, 249. 

John, 248. 

Richard hardfoot, 325. 

Theobald, 245, 254, 255, 258. 

Butlers, the, 267. 
Bwaise, the, 13. 
Bwannaght men, 264. 
Bwannye, 265. 
Bwilg Lwatha, 100. 
Byrre. See Birr. 

Cabyes, the, 258. 
Caeman, 84. 
Caffie m c Fergossa, 84. 
Caffye o'Kelly, 120. 
Cahal, k. of Connaught, 101, 115, 

k. of Munster, 97. 

k. of o'Keansealy, 120. 
m c Aillella, 140. 



Cahal mCahal, 193. 

m c Connor, 144, 147. 
m c Donell, 168. 

m c Dunlinge, 130. 
m c Fynguyne, 117. 

m c Hugh, 100, 211. 

m c Moregan, 183. 

m c Moresse, 137. 

m c Morgissa, 116. 

m c Ragally, 109. 

Moynmoyne, 119. 

Cahallan mCarbry, 143. 
Caharnagh, 323. 

of o'Cassine, 170. 

Cahassagh, c. of St. Kevyn, 177. 

k. of Picts, 109. 

k. of Ulster, 101. 

m c Donell B., no. 

mLorkynie, 107. 

m c Moyledoyn, 109. 

- of Killitte, 130. 

Cahire, 29. 

Cahire more, 57, 58. 

Cailkine, 105. 

Cainan, 11, 21. 

Cainneagh, St., 94. 

Caisee, 213. 

Caiss Kedcoyngnye, 212. 

Calae, 229. 

Calah, 123. 

Calathros, battle of, 109. 

Calcedon, 70, 106. 

Calye, 312. 

Calistine. See Celestine. 

Calitigernus, 112. 

Calixtus, 61. 

Calletin, 48. 

Calloes. See Collas. 

Calrie, 125, 154, 178, 182, 189, 245, 


Canfrith, 97. 

Canneagh of Aghaboe, 75, 97. 
Canon, son of Gartnaitt, no. 
Canon law, 286. 
Canons, the white, 243. 
Canterbury, b. of, 207. 

abbey of, 207. 

Cantred, 16, 237. 
Canute, 192. 

Caoluisge. See Keyle Usge. 

Capacyront, 19. 

Carbrey Losckleahan, 211. 

Carbrey, in C., 182, 275, 287, 289, 

291, 300, 316, 318. 

in L., 163, 181, 182, 200. 

in M., 302, 304. 

Carbry an Scregann, 284. 

Crom, 137. 

Kinncatt, 49, 50. 

Liffeachair. 41, 60-63, 2O 9- 
k. of Munster, 89. 

m c Cahall, anchorite, 168. 

m c Cahall, k. of L., 73, 139. 

m c Criowhan, 89. 

mFiagha, 91. 

m c Loygnen, 123. 

- m c Neale, 73, 74, 78, 171. 

- m c Owgany, 42. 
Nia, 76. 

o'Scopa, b. of Rathboy, 250. 

race of, 107, 108, 113. 

Carcall, 115. 

Cardin, Thomas, 241. 

Carhaly age fad, 287. 

Carhayne, 209. 

Carhinn m c Corlvoy, 70. 

Carhyn finn, 211 . 

Carlan, b. of Armagh, 90. 

Carleil (Carlegion), 99. 

Carnarvon, 261. 

Carne Anlwayne, 36. 

Carneagh, St., 77. 

Carneferagh, 100. 

Carneferry, 32, 137. 

Carnefiagha, 51, 122. 

Carnefraoigh, 265, 270, 328. 

Carolus m c A., b. of Oylfyn, 262. 

Carpreach the swift, 204. 

Carrey, 42. 

Carrick, Earl of, 268. 

Carrick of Logh Ce, 217, 235, 239, 

274, 283,290, 295,311,321. 
Carrickfeorais, 260. 
Carrickfergus, 223, 260. 
Carrough, 259, 298. 
Carthusians, 91. 
Cashel, 7, 46, 75, 112, 130, 140, 143, 

144, 145, 150-152, 154, 156-158, 

175, 182, 185, 188, 194, 202, 244, 




Cashel, psalter of, 8. 
Cassclochie, 212. 
Casse, 211. 
Cassina, Mount, 77. 
Cassius, 47. 
Cassyne, 211. 
Castle Anorer, 313. 
Cnock, 115. 

Corran, 277. 

m c Coghlan, 240. 

More mCosdeally, 291. 

of the Obber, 217. 

Catherlagh, co. of, 325. 
Cathnia, a. of Duleek, 30. 

o'Gwary, 127. 

Cathwaye, 209, 213. 
Cato, 60. 

Cavan, co., 122. 
Caward, Sir Pierce, 242. 
Cayluoth m c Crouvarie, 63. 
Cayneagh, 148. 
Ceallagh, a. of C., 117. 

Cwalann, 112. 

k. of Connaught, 101. 

k. of Ireland, 101, 103, 172. 

k. of Leinster, 101, 112, 115. 

k. of Ossory, 101, 

k. of Scotland, 101, 151. 

m c Bran, k. of Leinster, 133, 

135, 136. 

m c Comaski, 142. 

m c Dungaill, 129. 

m c Fogorty, 146. 

m c Fynnaghty, 136. 

m c Gwayre, 107. 

m c Kervill, 144. 

mMoyle Cova, 105. 

mSarayne, 105. 

Murchow, 123. 

p. of Scotland, 151. 

primate, 189, 190. 

son of Donell B., 104. 

Ceallagh, dr. of D., 14. 

- St., 1 60. 
Ceallaghan of Cashel, 150-152. 

154. 156- 
Ceanfoyle, k. of Connaught, 101. 

k. of Ireland, 101, 172. 

k. of Munster, 115. 
k. of Ossory, 81. 

Ceanfoyle m c Blathmack, 108. 

mColgan, 104, 109. 

m c Lorcan, 149. 

m c Rwamann, 131. 

the wise, 109. 

Ceannath, k. of the Picts, 89. 
Cearmna finn, 32. 
Cearnaghann m c Dowlegenn, 145. 
Celeagher Moyornogh, b. of C., 


Celestine, pope, 65, 106. 
Cenay mLachtren, 102. 
Cendall, Adam, 260. 
Cerall, k. of U., 71. 
Cervall m c Finnaghty, 132. 
Cervell m c Moregan, 144, 145. 
Cesarea, u, 12. 

dr. of the k. of France, 42. 

Chahir, 28. 

Cham, 12, 14. 

Chambers, 311. 

Characters, Irish, 9. 

Charles, the sword of, 163. 

Charles the Great, 130. 

Cheapstowe, 207, 208. 

Chess-tables, 153. 

Children, wonderful, 143, 188. 

Christina, dr. of o'Neaghtan, 247. 

Chroniclers. 5, 7, 8, 10, 21, 99, 

112, 306, 143, 145, 178, 206, 258, 

264, 302, 305, 306, 309, 311,312, 

319,320, 323. 
Chus, son of Cham, 14. 
Ciaran, St. See Queran. 
Cinay m c Artragh, 133. 
Cinnfoyle m c Colgann, 109. 
Clan Barde, 299. 

Cahall, 279, 287, 290, 291,319. 
Casdealive, 323. 

Colman, 51, 88, 121, 125, 162, 

172, 175. 255- 

Conall, 279, 287, 290, 291, 319. 

Conwaye, 255, 276, 327. 

Cullen, 305. 

Donnogh, 291, 307, 309. 

Downye, 257. 

Kehernie, 328. 
Kelly, 223. 

- Kullan. See C. Cullen. 
Mackneoyne, 317, 324. 



Clan m c Donogh, 307, 328. 

Morrish, 290. 

Mortagh, 294-296, 298, 302, 

3i4 328. 

Mulronie, 251, 286, 287, 296. 

Richard. See Clanrickard. 

Swynies, 318. 

Clanmaliere, 192, 203, 309, 313, 


Clanna boye, 282, 299. 
Milead, 19, 28, 65. 

Neale, 141, 171, 312. 
Nevie, 3, 14, 15, 65 

- Rowry, 41, 45, 58, 81, 105, 


Clannfwadagh, 291. 
Clanrickard, 290, 295, 305, 309, 

312, 323, 324, 327. 
Clanvickneoyn, 324. 
Clanwilliam, 255. 
Claravall, 205. 
Clare, Earl of, 251, 266. 
Clare Athmonie, 227. 
Clarence, Duke of, 300. 
Claringneagh, 79. 

pilgrim, 112. 

Clarus, archd. of Elphin, 240, 243, 


Clehra, 47. 
Cleitagh, 60, 77, 127. 
Clement, pope, 52, 267. 
Cleragh, Art m c C., 317. 
Cleufoile the wise, 109. 
Cliah, battle of, 48. 
Clieu Maile, 42. 
Clifford, Symon, 233. 
Cloenglasse, 246. 
Clogher, in, 149, 264, 307. 

bishops of, 138, 182. 

Croghan, 311. 
Clonanie, 326. 

Clonard, 81, 84, 93, 138, 151, 156, 

170, 176, 177, 180, 195, 199, 200, 

abbots of, 105, 107, 114, 118, 

120, 123, 127, 135, 142, 143, 148, 


bishops of, 90, 116, 123. 

Clonbayren, 123, 127, 130, 231. 
Clonbronye, 117, 124, 126, 129, 189. 

Clonconor, 126. 
Clonconrie, 196. 

Tomayne, 137. 

Cloncork, 42. 

Cloncorphye, 311. 

Cloncowardy, 139 

Cloncuiffyne, 125. 

Cloncumasge, 284. 

Cloncury, 91. 

Clondalkan, 124, 135, 142, 144, 178. 

Clondewer, 140. 

Clone, 104, 145, 178, 189, 190, 308. 

See Clonvicknose. 

o'Connen, 316. 

Cloneawynn, 184. 

Cloneois, 112, 123, 129, 138, 149, 


Cloneyneagh, 98, 122, 138, 139. 
Clonfada Boghan, 89. 
Clonfert Brandon, 85, 89, 139, 158, 

195, 213, 218, 220, 286. 
abbots of, 85, 89, 100, 114, 

119, 121, 126. 
bishops of, 89, 213, 246, 282, 


Molwa, 89, 124, 127. 

Clonfiachna, 10. 
Clonfinlogh, 192. 
Clonhughe Boy, 282. 
Clon-Imorrosa, 326. 
Clonkwaise, 31. 
Clonmore Moye, 136. 

of Moyoge, 136. 
Clontarf, 116, 133, 166, 167. 
Clonvey, 143. 
Clonvicknose, 10, 79, 81, 82, 83, 

88, 99, 102, 104, 114, 119-121, 

126, 127, 135-139. I44i *45. H7. 
150, 152, 154, 156-158, 160, 161, 
163, 169, 170, 174, 175, 176, 177- 
182, 185, 186, 188-190, 194, 196, 
200, 203, 204, 214, 216, 219-221, 
227, 230, 232, 233, 254, 310. 

abbots of, 79, 89, 90, 97, 99, 

100, 102, 104, 107, 109, no, 
113, 116, 117, 119, 120, 123, 127, 
136, 139, 142, 148, 154, 156, 198, 
213, 233, 244, 310. 
- bishops of, 152, 156, 165, 176, 
179, 189, 227, 235, 259, 292. 



Cloone, 145. 

Clowne Baryn. See Clonbayren. 

Cluan mor Maedog. See Clon- 


Clynn Conway. See Clan C. 
Cnessy, 75. 
Cnockany, 38. 
Cnocksaide, 301. 
Cnockmoye, 218, 246, 261. 
Coaches, 36. 

Coarban, b. of Fearta C , 74. 
Cobfath, 145. 
Cogan, Miles, 214, 277. 
Cogann, 267. 
Coghlan, Terence, 7. 
Cogrich, 189. 
Cohorts, Irish, 61. 
Coinche, battle of, 252. 
Coining in C., 214. 
Coinre, a. of, 123. 
Colen m c Ceally, 148. 
Coleraine. See Cowlerayne. 
Colga, 102. 

m c Connagann, 143. 

mcDonell, 89. 

mocloihe, 76. 

Colgan Dolene, 98. 

m c Falve, 109. 

Colla da Krioch, 63. 

Meann, 63. 

Wais, 63, 209. 

Collas, the three, 41, 62. 
Collawyn, 35. 
Colleges, Irish, 8, 9. 
Colman, a. of Beanchor, 109. 

a. of Clonmacnoise, 109, 123. 

ancestor of o'M., 43, 125. 

Beag, 88, 89, 90, 124. 

b. of Inisboffin, 108, 109. 

Boy m c Vihelly, 105. 

Casse, 107. 

Conelleie, 144 

- Eala m c Wihealla, 81, 98, 104, 


k. of I., 97. 

k. of L., 81. 

k. of Ossory, 81 . 

m c Allealla, 148. 

m c Cobheye, 97. 

m c Moyle Patrick, 155. 

Colman m c Patrick, 240. 

more, 84, 88, 100, 124, 125. 

of Glandalogha, 105. 

of Lynnealae, 81. 

of the Welshmen, 119. 

Rimheadha, 97, 98, 172. 

Stellan, 100. 
Wamagh, 113. 
Colmana, s. of St. Patrick, 70. 
Colp, 23. 

Colteberia, 23. 
Colton, primate, 322. 
Columb, a., 108. 

m c Criowhan, 81, 84. 

m c Foylgussa, 127. 

of Inis Kealtra, 84. 

a. of Imleagh, 165. 

Columban m c Lardan, 100. 
Columbkille, St., 10, 76, 78, 81-83, 

88-96, 112, 119, 129, 130, 132, 

148, 160, 164, 171, 175, 178, 181, 

201, 205. 
families of, 130. 

relics of, 132. 

rules of, 119. 

shrine of, 175. 
Colvan, a Dane, 160. 
Coman the religious, 118. 
bishop, 109. 

-St., 127. 
Comar, battle of, 29. 
Comaskagh m c Cahaill, 132. 

m c Enos, 136. 
Comet, 109, 169, 179. 
Commor, battle of, 32. 
Cqmninstown, 308. 
Comsowe m c Dyrero, 139. 
Comyn, a. and b. of Armagh, 105. 
b. of Indrym, 105. 

foda, 91, 105. 
m c Colman, 90. 

m c Lyvren, 90. 
o'Mooney, 118. 

of Moyorne, in. 

the white, 108. 
Comynie, a. of C., 107. 
Comynye, 108. 
Conackine, b. of, 228. 
Conallagh m c Conyng, 113. 
Conall Chowe, 98. 



Conard Kearc, 100. 
Conarey More, 166. 
Conary Kew, 59. 

k. of I., 48, 49. 

m c Edersgell, 48. 

Conawill m c Gillearrie, 159. 
Conchayune, 105. 
Conchongeall, 130. 
Concumba, 114. 
Conell, a. of Twaym Greny, 119. 

ancestor of the E. of Tyr- 

connell, 43, 126, 127. 

clogagh, 1 06. 

Collawragh, 45. 

Criowhan, 64, 72, 88, 172. 
Cronndawna, 105 

Gulban, 64, 76, 107, 172. 

Guthbinn, 98. 

Kearnagh, 49, 213. 

k. of C., 57,58. 

k. of I., 101, 172. 

k. of Scotland, 101, 115. 

Loybrey, 98. 

m c Cowgall, 80, 89. 

m c Cronnmoyle, 126. 

m c Donnogh, 109. 

m c Eaghy, 211. 

m c Moyle Duff, 100. 

m'Neale, 51, 92, 96. 

m c Swyne, k. of the D., 1 1 1 . 

m c Swynie, k. of M., 102. 

Meann, 113. 

of Killskry, 142. 

son of Cowhagh k., 43. 

son of Coylerotha, 213. 

son of H. Slane, 104. 
Conell's Weare, 247. 
Cong, 218-220, 238. 
Congall, a. of Bangor, 75, 131. 
a. of Slane, 129. 

Ceanmayor, 112. 

Clairingneagh, 46. 

Keannfoda, 108. 

Keyle, 103. 

k. of I., 101, 103, 172. 

k. of M., no. 

k. of Scotland, 101. 

k. of U., 97, 101. 

Kymnajor, 101. 

m c Moyle Duff, 100. 

Congall, prince of Brey. 102. 
Congallach, 116, 151, 152, 154-157. 

m e Connor, 168. 

m c Conyng, 113. 

mcMoylemihi, 151, 152, 154, 


m'Moylemorrey, 169. 

Congus, 114. 
Conleas, a. of C., 113. 
Conley Crwackelgay, 210. 

Key we, 45. 

Conly, b. of Kildare, 75. 

p. of Moyteaffa, 117, 124. 

son of Artkir, 76. 

son of Conn C., 58, 59. 

Conn Cedcahagh, 57-59, 61, 76, 

166, 209. 

house of, 46. 

na mbocht, 99, 136, 180, 184. 

Connaghtagh, in. 
Connall Chowe, 98. 
kear, 97, 101. 

k. of Scotland, 80, 97. 
Connannann, 149. 
Connaught, 9, 12, 13, 15-17, 28, 30, 

40, 43, 46-48, 51, 54, 64, 78, 81. 

83-8597. I0 4. IJI IJ 4' Il8 I2 7. 
132, 136, 138, 139, 143, 147-151. 
154, 160, 162-164, 167, 168, 170, 
171, 173, 177, 179, 182, 186-188, 
192-194, 196-199, 202, 203, 204, 
207, 213, 215-220, 223-225, 229, 
231, 232, 235, 236, 238, 239, 241- 
243, 245, 247-251, 253, 256, 261- 
263, 265, 270-272, 277, 278, 281, 
288, 290, 292-294, 297-299, 304- 
306, 308-313, 315, 322, 326, 


kings of, 15, 28, 47, 57, 60, 72, 

74, 79, 81, 83, 97, 101, 103, 109, 
114, 115, 117, 119, 121-123, 126, 

132, 133. 135. 137. !39> 142-144. 
158, 160, 178, 182-185, 196, 198, 
201-203, 206, 207, 215, 217-219, 
221, 224, 227, 229-236, 239, 241, 
243, 245, 247, 250, 252, 256, 258, 
263, 265, 267, 268, 270, 271, 276, 
278, 279, 281, 283, 284, 286, 287, 
291, 293-299, 301, 304, 309, 322, 
325 328. 



Connaught, men of, 51, 54, 56, 77, 
78, 132, 137, 143, 145, 149, 169, 

l8l, IQI, 221, 230, 243, 248, 251, 
253, 270, 276, 290, 295, 297, 311, 
320, 326. 

rough third of, 122, 132. 

Connell Clogagh, 106. 

Eahtwar, 211. 

k. of I., 172. 

Connery, b. of, 79. 
Connor, 212. 

Auraroe, 49. 

k. of I., 172. 

m c D., k. of I., 115. 

m c Donnogh, k. of Meath, 128, 

130, 131, 141 

m c D. o'Melaghlin, 133, 156. 

m c Kervell, 162, 163. 

m c Moylekeyne, 151. 

m e Teige, 116. 

Moyle m c Fuhie, 44. 

o'Melaghlin, 132, 133, 135, 


son of Breassall, 212. 

son of k. Donnogh, 128. 

son of k. Faghtna, 47. 

son of Locheny, 115. 

Conn's half. See Leah Coyne. 
Connraih m c Duffdaleah, 129. 
Conolagh m c Comyn, 123, 124. 

m c Conoy, 124. 

Conquest of Ireland, 3, 43. 
Conrado, emperor, 173, 194, 204. 
Conrey (Connor), 75, 88, 105, 133, 


Conrie (in Meath), 120, 142. 
Conry m c E., 48. 
Constantine, emperor, 90, 103, 106. 

king, 106. 

k. of Scotland, 115, 156, 163. 

Constantinople, 76, 106. 
Conulf, k. of Saxons, 131. 
Convackne, 228, 246, 248, 275, 277, 


Convall o'Locheny, 116. 
Convallo (Convoyle), 31, 32, 212. 

k. of Scotland, 72. 

Convocation of the clergy, 203, 213, 

Convocation at Taragh, 124. 

Conyng Begeglach, 37. 

b. of Eochie, 37. 

grandson of Hugh S., 106, 


m c Awley, 117. 

m c Don Cwan, 167. 

mFewer, 14. 

m c Knoyle, 106, 109. 

m c Neale G., 151. 

o'Daynt, 105. 

Conynge m c Finn, 37. 
Conyng's tower, 14. 
Conyre, castle of, 271. 
Coran. See Corran. 
Corck, a. of Kildare, 115. 
Corck m c Fergus, 81. 
Corckaghlan, 231, 311. 
Corckbaeskynn, 129, 141, 167, 


Corcke, 211. 
Corckymore (Cork), 138. 
Corcomroe, 30, 117, 175, 246,302, 


Corcran Cleireagh, 173, 174, 176. 
Cork, 109, 131, 138, 144, 145, 182, 


island of, 131. 

Corkelaye, 37. 
Corkes, the two, 193. 
Cormac, a. of C., 120, 142. 

b. of Athdrumni, 118. 

Cass, 211. 

Inderny, 74. 

- Keigh, 78. 

m c Allella, 112. 

m c Art, 60. 

m c Cahallaine, 157. 

m c Conn na mboght, 184, 188. 

m c Criowhan, 91. 

m e Cuilenann, 144, 145. 

mCuillenann, b. of Lismore, 


m c Enos, 76. 

mMooney, 150. 

m c o'Cuillennann, 145. 

Mainisdreach, 185. 

o'Haielealla, 155. 

o'Liahan, 142. 

Cormack, 91, 209. 
Corn, 169, 285, 293. 



Cornan, a. of Bangor, no. 

m c Eahagh T., 88. 
Cornie Conell, battle of, 103. 
Corran, 42, 88, 100, in, 173, 244, 

273. 277- 279, 292. 
Corre, 238. 

Cosedge, a. of Louth, 120. 
Cosgragh mConnor, 48. 

of Tehille, 142. 
Cosmy, 169. 
Cossar, 133. 
Cosse Warce, 151. 
Costry Hemer, 134. 
Couhagh. a. of Sayer, 130. 
Councils, general, 106. 

Courcy, Sir John. See De Courcy. 

Cowarbs, 74, 107, 120, 148, 149, 
157, 160, 163-165, 169, 171, 177, 
178, 186, 188, 192, 195, 196, 197, 
200, 201, 204, 205, 213, 214, 220, 
224, 270, 310, 320. 

Cowchongalt, 143. 

Cowchoullen, 48. 

Cowchoylle m c Dowleyn, 170. 

Cowcorb m c Moycorb, 55. 

Cowdaylye m c K., 167. 

Cowdenagh m c F., 113. 

Cowgall, a. of Bangor, 94, 97, 131, 

bishop, 99. 

cowarbs of, 157, 169. 

mcDawangort, 78. 

pilgrim, 149. 
Cowgan, John, 245. 

m c Cuthenna, 107. 

Mather, 107. 

Cowhagh, a. of Disert D., 181. 
Koew, 2ii. 

Koylebrey, 42-44, 210. 

Minn, 42. 

p. of Kildare, 180. 
Cowkearky, 101. 
Cowkowran, 101. 

Cowlagh more, dr. of O'Connor, 


Cowle Cahire, 29. 
Conery, 83. 

Innsyn, 88. 

Keallan, 102. 
Lwachra, 217. 

Cowleannan m c Connor, 175. 

Cowlerayne, 269, 271. 

Cownge of St. Fechin. See Cong. 

Cowry m c Dary, 47. 

Coygenus of Glendalocha, 99. 

Coylevotha, 213. 

Coynrey, 142. 

Credy, castle of, 114. 

Credyn, 17. 

Creg, 1 1 6. 

Crega, 317. 

Cregg, 1 1 6. 

Crewhan, 71. 

Crewlasragh, 145. 

Cridan of Indroym, 103.- 

Crienna, 58, 59. 

Criohann, k. of I., 49, 64. 

- K. of M., 72. 

Criok Carbry, 236, 262, 275, 304. 
Crioslagh, 133. 
Criowhann Cosgragh, 45. 
Enna mSeny, 102. 

k. of Ireland, 64. 

k. of Leinster, 97. 
k. of Munster, 72. 

m c Briwyn, 84. 
mCarbry, 91. 

mcEnna, 69, 73. 

m c Loway, 49. 

m c Neale, 76. 

Nia Nare, 209. 
- Skeihuell, 28. 

Critan, a. of Beanchor, 108. 
Crocke, W., 255. 
Croinnis, 171. 
Cronan Beag, no. 

b. of Indroym, 103. 

mOloye, 102. 

m c Silny, 107. 

m c Tygernye, 88. 

of Moyville, 104. 

Cronmoyle, 67. 

b. of Kildare, 149. 

m c Colgann, 116. 

Crossan Fyn, 196. 
Crossanaght, 196. 
Crosse na Skeaptra, 178. 
Crosses, the three at C., 175. 
Crouantyne, 133. 
Crowhan m c Briwyn, 84. 



Crown of Ireland, 3, 43, 46, 52, 68, 

74, 161, 179. 

Crwachan, 30, 46, 57, 273, 274. 
Crwagh Patrick, 297 
Crwinneachan, 93. 
Crwyn Bagroye, 213. 
Cuill-iro, 75. 
Cumascach, 120. 
Curaw, 97. 
Curr cluana, 204. 
Curragh Kinetty, 317. 
Cusack, Adam, 254. 
Cusacks, 253, 324. 
Cushen, David, 241. 
Cwan, k. of Munster, 104. 

m c Connell, 104. 

o'Lochan, 173, 174. 

Cwanagh m c Cailcin, 103. 

m c Eigny, 123. 

p. of Mackwaises, 103. 

Cwangus, a. of Leihmore, 119. 
Cwillen m c Etigen, 164. 
Cwircke, 211. 
Cwirckny, 125, 182. 
Cwymka m c Cathmoa, 73. 
Cymboye, 40. 
Cynath, 172. 

m c Awalgie, 189. 

son of Malcolme, 163. 

Cynay m c Conying, 136. 

m c Corbry, 150. 

Cyndealvan m c Moyleron, 148. 

Dachra Lwachra, 105. 
Dachwa m c David, 117. 
Dahye m c Fiachragh, 64, 171. 
Da Inver, 113. 
Dairmhagh. See Dorowe. 
Daiwinis (Devenish), 105, 137, 143. 
Dalagh m c Mortaugh, 142. 
Dalasse MacWinge, 103. 
Dalgaisse, 155, 158, 159, 196, 201, 

Dalnary, 54, 141, 144, 149, 157, 


kings of, 63, 66, 91, 100. 

Dalriada, 14, 89, 90, 100, 101, 114- 

116, 123, 124, 127, 160. 
kings of, 89, 103, 1 08, 133, 

1 60. 

Dalton, Robert, 324. 

Miles, 325. 

Morish, 321. 

Philip, 306. 

Daltons, 308, 312, 325. 
Dalviagha, 50. 
Damasus, pope, 106. 
Dan, tribe of, 21. 

Danes, 3, 7, 116, 127-167, 170, 171, 
J 74> *75> 178-181, 183, 187, 188, 

190, 192-196, 202, 2O5, 214, 258. 

Daniel, a. of Gleandalogha, 142. 

k. of Leinster, 115. 

m c Lurckan, 162. 

m c Twahallain, 106. 

of Kingary, 105. 

Darchill m c C., 109. 

Dardany, 75. 

Darearca, 75. 

Darensie, 131. 

Dartry, 30, 253. 

Darynna, 53. 
Dauinis, 137, 300. 
David Breathnagh, 222. 

k. of Israel, 22. 

m c Carill, 90. 

m c Conell, k. of U., 80. 

m c Kellaye, a. of Cashel, 244. 

m c Moyle Colme, 204. 

St., of Inverdoyle, 103. 

St., of Kilmoney, 91. 

David's, b. of St., 207. 
Dawangart, k. of Scotland, 72, 88. 
m c Donnell, 108. 

m c Nissie, 74. 

son of Aidan, 96. 
Dawdachrich, 117. 
Dawinis, 143, 147, 300. 
Dawyn m c D., 89. 
De Captionibus Hiberniae, 3. 
De Clare, Richard, 281 

Thomas, 252, 256. 

De Courcy, John, 92, 214, 216, 

217, 220, 266. 

De Exeter, John, 306, 316. 
Jordan, 239, 242, 266, 306. 

Meyler, 279, 290, 316. 

Stephen, 277. 
- Symon, 254. 

De la Grosse, R., 207, 214. 



De la Rochelle, P., 254. 

Sir W., 255. 

De Lacy, Hugh, 216, 217, 220, 221, 

223, 228. 
Hugh the younger, 217, 220, 

229, 236. 

- Robert, 221. 

- Walter, 223, 229, 236, 237. 

- William, 228, 229,223,234,237. 
Dea, 37. 

Dealvoye, 18. 

Deane of London, the, 241. 
Dearky, b., 106. 
Deatha, 210. 

Dedimus O'Foirvhen, 147. 
Deilginis, 115. 
Deine, 76. 
Deirg, 211. 
Deirghyne, 21 1. 
Deirgne Mogoroge, 170 
Dela m e Loich, 15. 
Delamere, Sir J., 258 
Delameres, 258. 
Delna, battle of, 76. 
Delphin, John, 248. 
Deluge, the, 10, 12. 
Delvin, 117, 170, 182, 186, 192, 
219, 225, 226, 229. 

- Beathra, 132, 133, 136, 165, 
178, 184, 194. 

m c Coghlan, 176, 178, 227, 

244, 245, 255. 
More, 187, 205. 
Nwagat, 120, 130. 

Deman, 72. 

m c Carill, 84, 89 
Dempster, T., 96. 

Denmark, 134, 148, 151, 166, 192, 

Deputy, 222-225, 230-233, 236, 239, 

245, 247, 249-251, 256, 257, 261, 

269, 299, 327, 328. 
Dercylus, 27. 
Derghine, k. of M., 55. 
Derie places, 177. 
Derills, 114. 
Dermot, a. of Femes, 142. 

a. of Hy, 132. 
chief, 131. 

Duffe m c D., 121. 

Dermot, k. of C., 116. 

k. of I., 72, 101, 172. 

m c Clothny, 123. 

m c Conyng, 136. 

m c Dermott, 142. 

M c Ebergell, 142. 

m c 'Hugh S., 102, 103, 106, 

107, 126, 131. 

m c Kervall, k. of O., 149. 

m c Kervell, k. of I., 78-91, 

103, 106, 124, 172. 

m'Magnus, 238. 

m c Morrogh, 192-199,201, 202, 


m c Moylenemo, 176-180. 
mNeale, 132. 

m c Symon ne T., 272. 

m c Teige, 187. 
m c Thorpa, 156. 

m c Tomalty, 135. 

o'Laghtna, 165. 
o'Moyletelcha, 169. 

primate of Armagh, 140. 

Roe, 263. 

Derrie of Lough Con, 324. 

Deny, 94. 135, 164, 188, 253, 281, 

Dervail, dr. of m c D., 214. 

dr. of M. m c D., 303. 

dr. of o.'Donnell, 293. 

dr. of o'Melaghlin, 214. 
Dervorgill, dr. of o'C., 267, 275, 


dr. of o'Melaghlin, 199, 206, 


-q. of I., 49, 187. 

wife of O'Connor Roe, 312. 
wife of o'Donnell, 275, 279. 

Derycalgie. See Derry. 
Derye, 253. 
Derymelly, 130. 
Deryndoyne, 241. 
Desert Dermott. See Dysert D. 
Desies, in Munster, 42, 108, 152, 
167, 222. 

kings of, 108, in, 147, 167. 
Desmond, 199, 202, 259, 300, 315. 
countess of, 315. 

earls of, 299, 315, 319, 320, 

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Desmond, princes of, 123, 129, 233. 

258, 260, 300, 315. 
Devenish. See Daiwinis. 
Deverden, John, 243, 244, 251. 

Nicoll, 249. 

Deyne, 210. 

Dicolla m c Menedi, 119. 

Dieaghladhrye, 210. 

Dihorba m c Dimaine,3&, 39, 40. 

Dillon, Dabuck, 298. 

Ulick, 298. 

Dimma, b., 106. 

Dinngall m c Ferall, 139 

Dinrye, 44. 

Diocletian, 77. 

Dionitius, 77. 

Dirry. See Derry. 

Diseases, 123, 126, 198, 275, 285, 


Disert-da-crich, 252. 
Dochat, St., 137. 
Dochonna, St., 128. 
Docus, b., 72. 
Dolor gentilium, 156. 
Dombarr, earl of, 167. 
Domdahoile, 143. 
Dominick, St., 241, 245. 
Domitian, 50. 
Don, 23, 25. 
Donall, k. of Picts, 106. 
Donaskiagh, 88, 171. 
Donawley, 142, 144. 
Doncearmna, 28, 32. 
Donchann m c Moyletoyly, 139. 
Doncowole Sirville, 35. 
Doncwan m c Flanagan, 146. 
Doneagha m c O., no. 
Donel Break, 104, 109, no. 

br. of k. D., 147. 

God, 174. 

k. of I., 80, 88, 89, 90, 97, 

102, 105, 115-119, 121, 122, 172. 

k. of Meath, 185. 

k. of S., 97, 106, 1 15. 

Kloen, 158, 159, 160. 

m c Cahall, 101, 148, 168. 

m c Ceallay, 114. 

m c Dermott, 167. 

m c Donnogh, 187. 

m c Duff Davereann, 168. 

Donel m c Earcka, 79, 83, 97. 

m c Evin m c C., 167. 

m c Flathnia, 126. 

m'Flynn, 146, 147, 150, 155. 

m c Fynn, 155. 

m c Hugh, k. of Ireland, 100, 

101, 103, 107. 
m c Hugh, k. of the north, 123, 


m c Hugh, p. of Aileagh, 145. 

m c Lorckan, 160. 

mMoregan, 143. 

m c Moylemoray, 157. 

m c Murtagh, 157. 

m c Seanchan, 175. 

m c Tiernan, 182. 

m c Tuloge, 170. 

m c Twahallan, 106. 

o'Cannan, 163. 

o'Neale, k. of I., 157, 158, 


of Meath, 119. 

son of k. Hugh, 145. 

son of m c Earka, 79, 83, 


son of Neale, 145. 

Dongalie, 144. 
Dongall m c Dereth, 122. 
Dongolman, ford of, 205. 
Dongomer, Robert, 225. 
Donkearmna See Doncearmna. 
Donkware, 129. 
Donlaith, 152. 
Donleith glasse, 152. 
Donleo, 191, 218. 
Donmore, 200, 202, 232, 275. 
Donnaganis, 155. 
Donne Sgyath, 171. 
Donnell, 212. 

Ballagh, 209. 

Donnogh, b. of C., 152. 

k. of Connaught, 115, 122. 

k. of Ireland, 115, 123, 126, 

127, 128, 148, 172. 

k. of Moybrey, 175. 

k. of Munster, 1 15. 

k. of Scotland, 97, 101 

k. of Taragh, 128. 

k. of Ulster, 97. 

m c Allene, 123. 
m c Brenan, 149. 

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Donnogh m c Bryan B., 3, 168, 170, 

173. i74> I75 177' 179- 

m c Ceallaghan, 158. 

m c Donnell, 115. 

m c Donnell, k. of L., 164. 

mDonnell, k. of M., 155. 

mDonnell o'M., 155. 
-- mDonnell Reawar, 184. 

m c Dow!en, k. of L., 176. 
- m c Duff D., 143. 

m c Flynn, k. of L, 146, 147, 150. 
- m c Flynn o'M., 146. 

m c Gillemocholmocke, 193. 

m c Melaghlin, 152. 

m c Moyledwyn, 143. 

m c Neale, 147, 148, 149. 

m c Rory, 276. 

m c Solowann, 139. 

nephew of Ronan, 108. 

son of Donnell, 121, 122. 

son of Hugh S., 104, 105. 
Donnslewie, 236. 
Donoman, castle of, 270, 323. 
Donouer, 266. 

Donowan mDowlen, 168. 

Donsoghlyn, 69. 

Donsovarke, 28, 32, 36, 148. 

Dontaise, 186. 

Donum Dei, b. of Meath, 231. 

Doors of the nobility, 85. 

Dorowe, 91, 95, 96, 121, 132, 135, 
149, 155, 170, 176, 178, 180, 182, 
186, 193, 196, 200, 205, 227, 233. 

- abbots of, 127, 130, 136. 
Dorymlehan, 32. 
Dowangart, 96. 
Dowchowley, dr. of k. of C., 183. 

- dr. of o'C., 308. 

- q. of L, 214. 
Dowdaleah, 127. 
Dowdall, James, 249. 
Dowdavorean, 157. 
Dowdy, b., 300. 

Dowen. See Downpatrick. 
Dowgean, 133, 158. 
Dowgill, 1 80. 
Dowhagh, 157. 
Dowhowly, 187. 
Dowinis, 300. 

Dowleeke, 73, 130, 142, 147, 148, 

Dowlen m c Carbry, 145. 

m c Twahall, 168. 

Dowlih m c Sealvay, 149. 
Dowlitter, priest of Armagh, 147. 
Dowlittye, a. of Finglasse, 124, 


Dowmreaght, 115. 
Down. See Downpatrick. 
Downacha m c L., 148. 
Downagh, k. of I., 154. 

m c E., 156. 

of Disert, k., 157. 

Downaghmore, 307. 
Downaghmoyen, 133. 
Downaghpatrick, 156, 163. 
Downan, archb. of Dublin, 181, 


Downdealgan, 268. 
Downedaleathglasse,2i4, 220, 243. 
Downoman, 270. 
Downpatrick, 92, 156,243. 
Downsoghlin, 174. 
Downsy, q. of I., 102. 
Dowrancha, 28. 
Dowslany, 174. 
Dragons, 116, 118. 
Dregtus, 108. 
Dreivne, 76. 
Drew, David, 239. 

Matthew, 261. 

Driwymkoylinn, 141. 

Drocheda, 15. 

Dromadery, 114. 

Drombrey, 76. 

Dromcleive, 149, 236, 241, 242, 275, 


Dromdeargye, 75. 
Dromkehaire, 90. 
Dromkleichy, 84. 
Dromleahglaissy, 90, 214. 
Dromlyas, 300. 
Drom m c Eircke, 89. 
Dromrahie, 155. 
Dromrovay, 120. 
Drost, 112. 
Drostus, 109. 
Drought, 1 18, 152, 244. 
Droym m c Awley, 133. 



Droymbethy, 28. 

Droymtinyn, 28. 

Drumleahan, 314. 

Drust, k. of Picts, 113, 114. 

m c Erb, k. of Picts, 71. 

Dublin, 58, 59, 63, 68, 124, 137, 138, 
140, 142, 144, 146-148, 150-154, 
.156, 158-161, 163-165, 168, 170, 
175, 180, 181, 183, 185, 186, 192, 
193, 201, 205, 213, 214, 222, 223, 
225, 227, 256, 299, 300, 304. 

Duchna of Balla, 102. 

Duffagh, a. of Armagh, 75. 

father of St. B., 76. 

m c Moyletoylye, 142. 

m c Tagaine, 163. 

Duffcomar, 62. 

Duffdamver mcConolay, 114. 

Duffdakrick mD., 113. 

Duffdalehe, 164. 

Duffdavorean, a. of Power, 117. 

a. of Clonard, 127. 

Duff Doyne, 108, 145. 

Duffe, 213. 

Duffeinreaght, k. of C., 122. 

m c Fergus, 124. 

Duffelaghtna, 115. 

Duffslat o'Freana, 84. 

Duleek. See Dowleeke. 

Dunatt, 116. 

Dunbolge, 97. 

Duncha mOrckdy, no. 

Dunchus, archb. of Dublin, 186. 

Dundalk, 281, 283, 299. 

Dungall, k. of Ossory, 115. 

k. of Scotland, 115. 

son of Sealuy, 116. 

Dunlen, k. of Leinster, 115. 

k. of Ossory, 115. 

Dunmasse (Dunamaise), 139. 

Dunmore, 193, 275. 

Dunstan, St., 160. 

Durlesse, 164. 

Durrowe. See Dorowe. 

Dwagh Dalta Dea, 37, 46, 47, 211. 

Finn, 212. 

Galy, 69. 

Layer, 38. 

mFiaghy, 38. 

Teangowa, 72, 74. 

Dyan Kight, 17. 

Dyeing, 32. 

Dyman Ara, 130. 

Dymma, b. of Conrye, 105. 

Dymsach, 120. 

Dyrath. no. 

Dyrry. See Deny. 

Dysert Dermott, 139, 143, 181,325. 

Kieran, 156, 157. 

Eacha mNeyrck, 119. 
Eachie Bo. See Achabo. 
Eachroyme. See Achroym O'M. 
Eachye Gairve, 211. 

m c Ardgar, 159. 

mDawny, 167. 

Seolmoy, 42. 

Eaghagh Finn, 96. 

Foltleahan, 210. 

m c Blathmack, 105. 

Eaghdroym See Achroym O'M. 
Eaght, dr. of o'Connor, 221. 
Eaghtge. See Sliew E. 
Eaghye, 211. 

Ballderg, 211. 

Bwagaye, 210. 

Gairve, 211. 

Warcheasse, 212. 

Eahagh, 209. 

Boye, 101. 

Cova, 213. 

Finn. 96. 

m c Breassall, 118. 

Ealgagh o'Moyleoyer, 117. 

Ean', 29. 

Earck, b. of Slane, 75. 

Earl, the Red. See Burke. 

Earlahy, b. of Armagh, 72. 

Earny, the river of, 319. 

Earthquake, 67, 72, 75, 107, 109. 

Easawyn Eawna, 210. 

Easroe, 15, 39, 137, 187, 188, 196, 

230, 261, 277,320,321. 
Easse-da-chonne, 273. 
Easter, feast of, 99. 
Eastmeath, 51, 185. 
Eave, dr. of m c Murrogh, 208. 
Eawyn-Vacha, 31, 38, 41, 44, 46, 

89, 131. 

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Ebdon, k. of Denmark, 244. 
Ebrick, the sons of, 292. 
Ebricke m c lr, 28, 32, 213. 
Echtgen, 89. 
Echtygerne m c M., 213. 
Eclipse, 141, 173. 
Edenburrogh, 149. 
Edersgel More, 48. 
Edgen o'Mathgna, 113. 
Ednagh Downe, 286. 
Edulfe, 145. 

Edward I., k. of E., 27, 244, 249, 
252, 253, 261, 262. 

II., 285. 

III., 285, 300, 301, 306. 

k. of the Saxons, 148. 

Egbricht, 114. 

Egechar, a. of Lynally, 142. 

Egertagh, 175. 

Eghtgie. See Sliew E. 

Eghtigerne m''Broyne, 176. 

m c Flanncha, 147. 

son of Kennedy, 155. 
Eghtigin, b., 120. 
Egypt, 10, 19, 22, 23, 44. 
Egyptians, 19-22. 

Ehan m c Uga, 28, 29. 
Eighneach m'Colgan, 113. 
Eihine Wahagh, 73. 

d. of k. Hugh, 146. 

dr. of o'Swarte, 169. 

m. of St. Columbkill, 92. 

queen of I., 156. 

queen of Leinster, 127. 
Eihnie, the, 29. 

Eihyn, dr. of k. Eochy F., 47. 
Eilny mcScannaile, no. 
Eirck, 209. 
Eirrick, 323. 
Eithreoile, 210. 
Elbrig, 126. 
Eldeaa, 212. 
Elie, 89, 1 1 8. 

-o'Karoll, 169, 173, 178, 193, 

196, 255, 280. 
princes of, 121, 170, 220, 280, 

306, 307, 309, 322, 327- 
Elim Olfinsneachty, 36. 
Elly, k. of the Saxons, 101. 
Elphines, k. of the Picts, 114. 

Elpin of Glassnayen, 120. 

Elym mcConragh, 50. 

Emptor, 68. 

England, 27, 43, 68, 70, 90, 91, 92, 
96, 104, in, 116, 120, 121, 127, 
128, 151, 160, 171, 179, 184, 192, 
194, 206, 214-216, 219, 220, 222- 
224, 228-230, 236, 237, 240, 244, 
246, 247, 249-251, 259, 260, 285. 

kings of, 27, 70, 120, 121, 128, 

151, 185, 192, 204, 219, 223, 224, 
228, 237, 238, 244, 246, 249, 250, 
253, 258, 260, 261, 268, 283, 284, 
289, 292, 299, 300, 302, 306, 322, 


English, 3, 8, 9, 69, 171, 208, 214, 
216, 217, 219-223, 228, 229, 231, 
233. 236-8, 240, 242-249, 251, 
252, 254, 255, 257, 261-263, 2^5, 
266, 268, 270-272, 275-277, 279- 
282, 284-290, 292, 293, 296, 298- 
301, 303-309, 311,313, 320, 321- 

323. 325-327- 
Enna Argheagh, 33. 

Ayneagh, 45, 210. 

Derig, 212. 

m c Cathfie, 71. 

Moncheoyn, 211. 

o'Loingsye, 90. 

son of Neale, 64. 

the Red, 37. 

Enoch, son of Jareth, n, 20. 
Enos, alias m c Nisie, 75. 

a Pict, 114. 

br. of Moriegh, 137. 
-G., 213. 

Gaybwaifeagh, 61. 

k. of Munster, 71. 

k. of Picts, 114, 119. 

k. of Scotland, 72, 115, 120. 

mAngussa, 149. 

m c Carrhie Caiman, 165, 169. 

m e Colman, 98, 100. 

m c Conloingsie, 156. 

m c Donnogh, 154. 

mFlaynn, 145. 

m c Fergos, 116, 120. 

m c Moylebryde, 156. 
m c Naofreigh, 69, 73. 

Magawley, 91. 



Enos of Ulster, 107. 

Ollow, 44. 

- Olmoye, 33. 

o'Moyledorie, 157. 

son of Eochy F., 76. 

son of Seth, 1 1 , 21. 

Twyrmeagh, 45, 210, 211. 

Enoy m c Eloysie, 83, 89. 

Enuotha, 210. 

Eoanan m c Twahallam, 105. 

Eochagann, 115. 

Eochy Altleahan, 45. 

Ancheann, 53. 

Bway, 41. 

Boye, 97. 

Dowlen, 41, 63, 209. 

Edgohach, 32. 

Eigeann, 3 1 . 

Fewerglass, 32, 33, 212. 

Feyleagh, 47, 48, 209. 

Fiemoyne, 37. 

Finn, 55, 56, 59, 76, 96. 

Gunnall, 60. 

Gwyneagh, 73. 

Jarlaly, 107. 

k. of I. ,80, 88, 172. 

k. of Munster, 72. 

k. of Scotland, 101, 115. 

m c Conley, 72. 

m c Eirck, 16, 17. 

m c Enna Kinsealy, 64, 296. 

m c Lughta, 47, 203. 

m c Morey, 71. 

m c Oillealla, 38. 

m'Owgany, 42. 

Moymean, 63, 64. 


Oireaw, 48. 

Ophagh, 36. 

Tyrncharna, 72. 

Eoganaght, 150. 

of Cashel, 175, 182, 202. 

of Loghlein, 167, 189. 

Eogawyne, 210. 

Eogroym o'Manie. See Achroym. 

Eolbeck, 114. 

Ephesus, 52, 106. 

Ephraim, tribe of, 21. 

Erard m c Coyssie, 161, 162. 

Erck, 72. 

Ere, q. of the Tuatha de D., 18, 

23, 26. 

Ere, son of Heber, 28, 30. 
Eremon, k. of S., 115. 
Erick, 198. 

Ernagh m c Ehinn, 122. 
Ernany mcCressine, 102. 

m c F., 101. 

Esker Riada, 58. 

Essre, son ofGathelus, 20, 210. 

Etayn m c Elly, 100. 

Ethelbald, 120. 

Ethelfrith, 97, 99, 102, 108. 

Ethrial, 31. 

Etigen, 174. 

Ettymon, k. of the) Saxons, 154. 

Etwynn, battle of, 101. 

Eudoxius, 106. 

Eugenell, q. of I., 128. 

Eugenius III., pope, 204. 

Euphalus, 27. 

Europe, 12, 130, 204. 

Eusebius, 10. 

Eustaces, 30. 

Eutices, 126. 

Eutitian heretics, 75. 

Euticianus, b. of Rome, 61. 

Evlyne, battle of, 77. 

Excommunication, 130, 202, 218, 

222, 224. 
Extreme Unction, 171, 208, 224, 

234, 289, 304. 

Faailt, 200. 

Faghtna Fahagh, 47, 48, 101. 

Lector, 174. 

- m c Folaghtaine, 114. 
Fachtnagh, a. of Power, 124. 
Fagarthach, 101. 
Failan m c Colman, 102. 
Failge, sons of, 276. 

Richard, 276 

Failve, a. of Hy, 108, 109. 

father of St. Manchan, 107. 

Flannfivay, 100. 

Flaynn, 100,. 102. 

Ilchoraye, 212. 

k. of M., 97. 

m c Eahagh, 101. 

Fair of Tailten, 146, 148. 



Fair of Tireaylealla, 318. 
Fallawyn, Flann, 231. 
Faltagh, b. of Meath, 306. 
Famine, in, 121, 122, 219, 293. 
Fanaid, 83, 253, 322. 
Far iomchar ne honchen, 278. 
Farannan, p. of Armagh, 140. 
Farcha, battle of, 140. 
Farnoy, 194. 
Fartalo, 89. 
Faruley, 124. 
Fasagh, 318. 

Koylle, 281. 

Fasteus, 20. 

Fatha, 133. 

Fathye, 213. 

Faylann, k. of L., 97. 

Feagna, 28. 

Feann, k. of Ossory, 101. 

Fear, 137. 

Fearaagh, 116. 

Fearadagh m c Rossa, 72. 

Fearagh, 32. 

m c Twahallan, 1 10. 
Fearbill, 186. 
Fearchair m c D., 97. 
Fearcorb, 44, 45, 211. 
Fear-Dacrich, 122. 
Feardownagh o'Mooney, 156. 
Fearga, 72. 
Feargna, 30. 
Fearkiall. See Ferkeall. 
Fearlio, 120. 
Fearna. See Femes. 
Fearnmoy, 167. 
Fearnoy, 191. 
Fearny, 103. 
Fearta Coarban, 74. 
Feartullagh, 121, 168, 170, 198. 
Fearty Nevie, 165. 
Feawyne, battle of, 101. 
Fechin, St., 107, 165, 178, 197, 201, 

218, 219, 220, 224. 
Fehyn, p. of Armagh, 141. 
Feirst, battle of, 107. 
Feis Taragh, 34, 52, 59, 71, 72. 
Feldova, in. 
Felimie, 212. 
Felix, pope, 72, 73, 77. 
Felym, k. of Ireland, 76. 

Felym, k. of M., 71, 81, 115. 

m c Criowhan, 130-138, 140. 

m c Tygerny, 91. 

Reaghtwar, 54, 55, 57, 59, 76, 

96, 209. 
Fenechus, 280. 

Fentagh of Tymonna, the, 309. 
Feoir. See Nore. 
Feragh Feaghtnagh, 50. 

m c Dwagh, 89. 

son of Sealuy, 116. 

Ferall, k. of Connaught, 101. 

k. of Ireland, 113, 115, 121. 

k. of Scotland, 101. 

m c Anmcha, 128. 

m c Conyng, 165. 

m c Eahagh Leawna, 113. 

m c Elay, 123. 

m c Lorckan, 160. 

o'Haylyeaghty, 113. 

o'Royrck, 158, 167. 

Feranan, 25. 
Ferannedaragh, 287. 
Feray Finnaghtny, 209. 
Ferdonagh, 114. 
Ferdoronagh, 140. 
Ferdownagh mcF., 149. 
Fergall, k. of O., 115. 

m c M., 101, 112. 
Fergus, 116. 

b. of Dromleaglaissy, 90. 

br. of Connell, 92. 

Ceannada, 76. 

Dowdedagh, 60. 

Fortawyle, 45. 

G., 213. 

Glutt, 117. 

Kernel, 72, 88. 

k. of Connaught, 115, 139. 

k. of Dalriada, 115. 

k. of Ireland, 80, 88, 89, 172. 

k. of Scotland, 26, 27, 72, 1 15. 
k. of Spain's son, 59. 

Knoy, 42. 

Leahdearg, 14. 

m c Cahall, 124. 

m c Canyne, 60. 

m c Earcka, 79, 83. 

m c Eothy, 116. 

m c Keallay, 118, 119. 



Fergus m c Moynaye, 117. 
m c Nellyne, 89, 90. 

more mEarcka, 74. 

o'Heoaine, 113. 

Reyne, 42. 

son of Aidan, 212. 

son of Eochy Moymean, 64. 

son of k. Donell, 105. 

-= son of k. of I., 26. 

son of m c Earcka, 79. 

son of Neale, 92. 

son of Owgany, 42. 

son of Ragally, 105. 

Ferg-ussa, 209. 

Ferith m c Foholan, 104. 

Ferkeall, 51, 59, 157, 169, 184, 186, 

191, 196, 199, 225, 226, 228, 233, 

243307, 308, 311. 
princes of, 147, 148, 157, 170, 

180, 193, 246, 278, 313, 322, 323. 
Fermanagh, 216, 253, 259, 282, 

289, 291, 292, 300, 301, 302, 306, 


Femes, 130, 136, 138, 207. 
abbots of, 100, 105, 106, 119, 

124, 143. 

bishops of, no, 112, 229. 

Ferone, 28, 30. 
Ferrus Mersey, 226. 
Fertas Camsa, 188. 
Fertgedye, 254. 
Fertullagh. See Feartullagh. 
Fevin, battle of, 70. 
Fewes, the, 287. 
Fiacha, 213. 

Araye, 213. 

Finawnus, 213. 

Finn, 50. 

Finnolay, 50. 

Fionnsgohagh, 33. 

Firvara, 45. 

Keannan, 16. 

Lawrynne, 32. 

-mNeill, 51, 64, 74, 75, 91, 


o'Huiday, 84. 

Scraptine, 62, 63. 

Swyn, 59. 

Fiachra Ayney, 78, 241. 
Cassan, 50. 

Fiachra m e Boydon, 89. 

m c Cahell, 126. 

m c Garvan, 118. 

o'Macnya 119. 

son of Eochy M., 64. 

Fiachras, 120. 
Fiagh mNeale, 266. 
Fiagha, 35, 213. 

Finsgothy, 33, 213. 

Keannann, 16. 

k. of Ossory, 115. 

m c Delvoye, 18, 24. 

Tolgaye, 210. 

Fiaghna, k. of O., 115. 
k. of S., 97, 115. 

-k. of U., 97, 127, 143. 

m c Boydan, 96, 97, 100. 

m c Demaine, 100. 

m c Heremon, 115. 

m c Hugh Royne, 118. 

Fianatha, 288. 

Fiangalach o'Moyleaghlin, 117. 

Fie Finoigh, 314. 

Gaiule, 314. 

- Ike, 276, 327, 
Fiedorow, 296. 
Fiegann m c Torvie, 136. 
Fighna, k. of U., 127. 
Figinty, 104. 
Fihellagh m c Flyn, 110. 
Finaghtye. See Fineaghty. 
Finan, a. of Cloneis, 123. 
Finchaa, 213. 
Finchar, 147. 
Fine, a. of Kildare, 129. 
Fine fomores. See Fomoraghes. 
Fineaghty, k. of I., 54, 101, 108- 

no, 172. 

son of O. Fodla, 35. 

Fingall, 134, 159, 194- 
Finglas, 128, 142. 
Fingonie o'Molloy, 147. 
Fingvyne, k. of M., in. 
Finian. See Fynian. 
Finn m c Baicke, 44. 

m c Braha, 37. 

m c Coyle, 61, 62. 

Finn, the, 13. 
Finnawla, k. of L. 109. 
Finnawragh, 174. 



Finnell m c Rosse, 47. 
Finnic, "103. 
Finnin m c Fiachra, 99. 
Finnya m c Wihealla, 84. 
Finola, dr. of o'Connor, 258. 

dr. of o' Kelly, 307. 

dr. of o'Madden, 322. 

ny Melaghlen, 256. 

w. of o'Connor, 290. 

Finsneaghty, 108-110. 

m c Keallay, 129. 

Fintan, n, 12. 

m c lntrewe, 99. 

of Tymonna, 102. 

St., of Clonenagh, 98. 
Finnyn's well, 99. 
Fire, mount of, 204. 
Firvolge, 3, 14-17. m 

Fitzgerald, Garrett, 319. 

Gerald Suckagh, 244, 290. 

Sir John, 320. 

mGerald, 241, 245, 255, 256, 
258, 267. 

- m c Morish, 235, 236, 238, 239, 

241, 290, 294. 

Morish, 208, 235, 238. 

Morish Fitzt., 299. 

Morish mG., 241, 249. 

Morish m c j. Roe, 293. 
Morish Roe, 246. 

Morish, son of E. of D., 323. 

Morish the bald, 256. 

- Thomas Fitzmorris, 223, 249. 
Fitzpatrick, Keallagh, 309. 

Melaghlen, 303. 

William, 322. 

Fitzstephen, R., 206, 207, 214. 
Fitz Urse, Sir R., 207. 
Fivagh, 1 20. 
Flaihvertagh mL., 101. 
Flaithnia m c K., 129. 
Flaithvertagh, k. of Cashel, 145. 

m c Connor, 157. 

mcLoyngsy, 101, 121, 172. 

O'Kannan, 163. 

son of Mortagh m c N., 155. 

Flann, a. and b., 126. 

Feaula, 112. 

Feorna, 117. 

Follawyn, 231. 

Flann, k. of I., 172. 

k. of Munster, 128. 

lector, 178. 

m c Conying, 142. 

m c Flynn, 154. 

m c Moyleroyrie, 140. 

m c Moyleseaghlyn, 116, 143- 

H7. '55- 

m c Moyleseaghlyn God, 177. 

m c Rogellye, 113. 

m c Tyrnie, 144. 

o'Colla, a. of C., 114. 

o'Congoghe, 119. 

o'Fagan, 170. 

o'Konoly, 117. 

o'Moylemihie, 158. 

Flann, q. of Aileagh, 151. 
Flannagan m c Alchon, 156. 

o'Riagan, 147. 

Flanngearg, in. 
Flangus m c Loyngsy, 131. 
Flathry, k. of C., 116. 

m c Donnell, 123. 
Flathy, k. ofC., 123. 
Flayhenn, 184. 

Fleets, Danish, 136, 185, 194. 
Fleming, Adam, 253. 
Flodricus, emperor, 138. 
Foala. See Fodhla. 
Fobhair. See Fower. 
Fobreagh, 75. 
Fobrie. See Fower. 
Focas, emperor, 98. 
Fodhla, 1 8, 26. 
Fogartagh, 172. 

Finn, 179. 

m c Kelly, 145. 

p. of Elye, 1 20. 
Fohagh m c Conell, 84. 
Fohartagh macNeale, 113. 

m c Swyny, 144. 

Foharte, 117, 194. 
Fohertye, 325. 
Fohertyes, 56, 221. 
Foilge Merrye, 75. 
Folinn m c Conan, 99. 
Folia, 210. 

Follawyn m c Conchongailt, 122. 

Folorg, 112. 

Folva Foda, a. of C., 99. 



Fomaltagh, k. of S., 115. 
Fomoraghes, 14, 15, 17, 31, 32, 

36, 282. 
Fomore, 213. 
Foradruyn, 103. 
Forannan, a. of Armagh, 136, 139. 

a. of Clonard, 1 18. 

a. of Kildare, 1 1 1 . 

bishop, 122. 

primate, 140. 

Forbasach m c Aileala, 117 

m c Moyle Tola, 123. 

p. of Bowyne, 1 13. 

Ford of Conell's Weare, 247. 

of the two virtues, 130. 

Fordroyne, 162. 
Forgie, the, 240. 
Foriron, a. of C., no. 
Forolve, 149. 
Fortulfe Asalftand, 149. 
Fostering, 41. 
Fothy Argheagh, 62. 

Cairpreagh, 62. 

Fothyes, 62. 

Power (Fore), 83, 107, 117, 119, 122, 

124, 126, 132, 142, 215. 
Fox. See o'Fox. 

Connor, 231. 

- Donogh, 323. 

Neale, k. of Teaffa, 234, 278. 

Neale Roe, 257. 

Owen, tanist, 308. 

sons of, 323. 

Foxes' country, 62, 125, 183, 198, 

200, 308, 323. 
Foylan,k. of Leinster, 101, 103, 1 10. 

k. of Ossory, 101, 105, 115. 

m c Colman, 100, 107. 

m c Moreay, 148, 152. 

o'Broyn, k. of L., 116. 

Foylcha, 97. 

Foylchor o'Moylower, no. 

Foyldio, 42. 

Foyliow, a. of Hy, 112. 

Foyngen, 16. 

Foyrie. See Power. 

France, 63, 68, 123, 207. 

kings of, 42, 105, 130, 138, 

175, 194, 207, 228, 249, 268, 284, 

285, 292, 299. 

Fraynes, family of, 258 
Freawynn, 74, 102. 
Frenchmen, 68, 185. 
Friars Minors, 237. 

Preachers, 241, 245, 250, 251, 

254, 262. 

Frost, 90, 91, 131, 157. 
Fruits, abundance of, 120. 
Fulartagh, b. of Clonard, 123. 
Fulmann, 28. 
Furney, the, 248. 
Furseus, a. of Eacha m c N., 119. 

a. of Leakyn, 119. 

Fursie, St., 100, 105, 123. 
Fwadagh, king of C., 97. 
Fyher, d. of k. Twahall, 53. 
Fynagha, 300. 
Fynaghty, k. of C., 116. 

k. of L., 115. 

Fynan, a. of Clonard, 81, 93, 163, 


a. of Cloneis, 123. 

a. of Moybile, 93. 

Fynglass. See Finglas. 
Fynian Arannan, 109. 

m c Rivea, b., 105. 

St., 163. 

Fynn, a Dane, 133. 

son of Roynie Roe, 209. 

Fynnachan m c Cosgray, 131. 

Fynnaghty Fleagh, 108. 

Fynnawragh, 174. 

Fynnban, a. of Clonbronay, 129. 

Fynncha, k. of o'Keansly, 73. 

Fynnorey, 203. 

Fynnya m c Wihealla, 84. 

Fynola. See Finola. 

Fynore, 132. 

Fyntan maclntrewe, 99. 

St., of Clonenagh, 98. 

St., of Tymonna, 102. 

Fyr, 64. 

Galar breac, 285. 

Galen, 54. 

Galey, 151. 

Gallen, 9, 131. 

Gallenges, 131, 151,181, 182. 

Gallo, 22, 23, 25. 



Gallowglasses, 263,. 267, 270, 275, 
276, 279, 280, 294, 298, 302, 306, 

307. 3 IQ . 3 I &-3 I 9- 
Galway, 249. 
Gann, 15, 16. 
Gara mDownay, 175. 
Garalt, 114. 
Cargo ris, 22. 
Garmly, Enna, 253. 
Garnayt, 97, 106, 108, 109. 
Garuan, St., 131 . 
Garvey, 81. 
Gascoignes, 261. 
Gathelus, 19, 20, 210. 
Gathly, 33. 
Gauls, 46. 

Gaveston, Piers, 262, 267. 
Gawra, 60. 

- Liffe, 88. 
Gawran, k. of Scotland, 72, 88. 

son of Dawangart, 72. 
Geanann, 15, 16. 
Gearr an choggan, 174. 
Gearrgeala, 174. 
Gebeachan, 151. 
Gelasius, pope, 73. 
Genuille, Geffry, 250, 255. 
George, St., 62. 
Gerald Suckagh, 244, 290. 
Geraldines, 290, 320. 

of m c Morish, 293. 

Geran m c Dichosta, 142. 
German, 93. 

Germanus Altiodorensis, 70, 71. 
Geshil, 28, 126, 326. 
Geveannagh m c l)owagan, 167. 
Geye Ollogagh, 35. 
Giallcha m c O., 36, 210. 
Gillacolme o'Hugh, 168. 

o'Kannan, 163. 

Gillapatrick m c Donnogh, 164, 178. 
Gillchaa, 213. 
Gilleadawnayne, 209. 
Gilleboy m c Moylecurra, 326. 
Gillebride, 209. 
Gillebrwitte, 179 . 
Gillecougan, 190, 287. 
Gillefin m c Gillawallachan, 188 
Gillekevyn rr.Kenneye, 160. 
Gillemocholmoge, 192. 

Gillenesally m c Gillekevin, 175. 
Gillepatrick, poet, 190. 
Gillernew, brehon, 263. 

m c Conn ne mboght, 10. 

m c Geoffry, 284. 

Gillopatricke, k. of O., 178. 

Gioga, 213. 

Gittrick, k. of Dublin, 163. 

Glandibar, a. of L. Broyne, 122. 

Glan-fahrowe, 274. 

Glassnayen, 120. 

Gleandalogha, 82,99, 105, 109, 126, 

130, 136, 142, 149, 159, 168, 170, 

Gleanmannye, 164. 
Gleann, 251. 
Gleann Sawasge, 46. 
Glen larn m c A. See Glun I. 
Glocester, 285. 

- E. of, 268. 

Gluniarn m c Awley, 159, 160. 
Gnahnat, 1 10. 
Godfrey, 148, 149. 

chief of the Danes, 155. 

k. of the Danes, 150, 185. 

m c Awley, 157. 

mSittrick, 156. 

of Dublin, 185, 186. 

o'Himar, 147. 

son of Cathwaye, 210. 

son of Harold, 160. 
Goisdean, 28. 
Goivnean, 78. 

Gold, 32, 34, 118, 161, 187. 
Golden calf, 60. 
Goldsmith, 32. 
Goll Cuana, 190. 
Gordianus, 91. 
Gorman, 10. 

anchorite, 177. 

of Louth, 1 20. 

Gorman, dr. of m c Flynn, 122. 
Gormgall mcDinaye, 129. 
Gormon, a pilgrim, 99. 
Gormphlath, 130. 

-q. of L, 182. 

Gormphly, dr. of k. Flann, 145, 155. 
dr. ofo'Donnell, 298. 

wife of o'Connor, 285. 
wife of K. Neale, 145, 153. 



Gortann, 93. 
Goshlyn, 134. 
Gotman, a Dane, 133. 
Gowrann, 142. 
Goyheynie o'More, 142. 
Granard, 249, 271. 
Grane, battle of, 73. 
Granie, dr. of o'Connor, 283. 
Granie, battle of, 73. 
Gratian, prince, 106. 
Greallaghtollye, no. 
Greally da Phill, 80. 
Grecians, 12-15, J 8, 21. 
Greece, 13, 14, 16, 18, 156. 
Gregory, pope, 78, 89, 91, 98. 

St., 77, 219. 

Greman, archb. of Dublin, 201. 
Grey monks, the, 247, 288, 289. 
Griffin a herald, 133. 

p. of Wales, 207. 

Gromflath, a. of Clonbarren, 

Gurten Cowle Luachra, 217, 232. 

na Spideog, 296. 

Gwaire, a. of Glendalough, 130. 
k. of C., zoo, 101, 106, 196, 

201, 251. 

Hail, 171. 

Harold, a Dane, 148, 177. 

k. of E., 179. 

k. of Inisgall, 160. 

o'Hymer, 151. 

Head of Eochie m c L., 203. 
Heber the white, 5, 6, 21, 23, 28- 

33, 36, 209, 211-213. 
Glasse, 210. 

Glunyenn, 210. 

Swift, 210. 

Heber, w. of Cowchoullen, 48. 
Helen, dr. of o'Madden, 244. 
Hellen, w. of Menelaus, 18. 
Henery, k. of Britons, no. 
Henrick mcDavid, k. of S., 200. 

mcWillelan, 194. 

Henry Beauclerck, 184, 215. 

I., of England, 184, 215. 

II., of England, 43, 179, 207, 

208, 215. 

Henry III., of England, 229, 244, 

IV., of England, 3. 

II., E. of Germany, 173. 

the quick, 322. 

the younger, 224. 

Heraclius, emperor, 98, 99, 103. 
Heragh Feura, 23. 
Herald m c Awley, 164. 
Herapolis, 49. 

Heremon, 5, 21, 23, 27-30, 33, 36- 
3 8 > 43, 45> 50. 209, 210. 

m c Kennedy, 146. 

Herenan, 5, 23. 

Herod, 10. 

Hillarius, anchorite, 129. 

-pope, 71, 72. 
Himer, 146, 149. 
Hingest, 70. 
Historia Magna, 3. 
Hoa Deck, 151. 
Hodibeis, 105. 
Hoell m c Cahall, 155. 
Holy Evangelists, 73. 

Land, 249, 258. 

Honey, 22, 112, 121. 

Honorius, pope, 99. 

Hormista, pope, 75, 76. 

Howard, W., 226. 

Howth, 124. 

Hugh Allen, 101, 115, 117, 172 

Balb, 115. 

Balire, k. of C., 117. 

Beannan, 99, 106. 

Bethra, 105. 

Boy, 98. 

-' Brecke, 88. 

br. of Moriertagh, 137. 

Duffe, a. of Kildare, 103. 

Duff m c Swynie, 80, 88, 91. 

Finleith, 115, 116, 141, 171, 


Fortawill, 83. 

Fynn, 123. 

Gwary, 85-88. 

Koew, 211. 

k. of Connaught, 81 . 

k. of Leinster, 81. 

k. of Munster, 81. 

k. of Teaffa, 156. 


Hugh m c Aichie, 156. 

m c Ainmireagh, 80, 89, 90, 94, 

97, 98, 107, 172. 

m c Art, 272. 

m c Brenyn, 88, 91, 95. 

mBrick, 91. 

mColgan, 117. 

m c Connor, 143. 

m c Dluhye, no. 

m c Duffe, 139. 

m c Eahagh, 137. 

m c Eoghagan, 146. 

. m c Flinn, 146. 

m c Flynn, 122. 

m c Gawran, 80. 

m c Moriegh, 137. 

mNeale, 141, 146. 

m c Neghtigerne, 160. 

Mundearg, 127. 

o' Dowdy, 1 60. 

of Glendalogha, 130. 

Ordan, 172. 

Ornye, 97, 98, 115, 127-130, 

i35 i? 2 - 

Roe macBayorne, 38, 39. 

Rone, 98. 

Royne, 101. 

St., 91. 

- Slaine, 43, 51, 88, 95, 97, 98, 

102-105, IIO > 123-126, 131, 172, 


son of Neale F., 130. 

Hugh. See Hy. 

Hurling, 57. 

Hushe, 141, 142. 

Hy, 89, 91, 97, 102, 104, 105, 108, 

109, in, 129, 132, 141, 159, 174. 
Hy Fidhgeinte, 104. 
Hymer m c Carhon, 200. 

of Dublin, 163. 

of Waterford, 164. 

son of Harold, 177. 

laranngle of Athye, 210. 
laranngleo Fathay, 210. 
larthar Connaught, 130, 196, 215, 

218, 290. 
Ibrywyn, 175. 
Ice, 152, 174. 
Icova, 117. 

Idris, 102. 

Idrona, 48. 

Idval m c Anoroit, 152. 

Ife (Eva), dr. of D. m c Morrogh, 208. 

dr. of Fox, 233. 

dr. of Owgany, 42. 

Ighdonn, 32. 

Ighter Connaught, 187, 275, 317, 


Ilaiheawil m c D., 113. 
Ulan m c Dowlan, 73, 74, 76. 
Imacwais, 126. 
Imaile, 305,325. 
Imaine, 78, 85, 127, 130, 176, 243, 

287, 293, 296, 315, 317, 324. 
princes of, 98, 100, 104, no, 

112, 119, 167, 181, 257, 261, 272, 

277, 278, 281, 283, 285, 305. 
Imar, 133, 151. 
Imer, 133. 
Imleagh, 122, 124, 165. 

Iver, 105, 127, 150. 

Imokuylle, 214. 

Inamar, 211. 

Indiction, 69, 267. 

Indreaghtach m c Connor, 147. 

Indroym, 73, 103, 105, 109. 

Inenen, 174. 

Inis Angin, 79, 184. 

bofyn, 108, 109, 112, 169, 184. 

Cahie, 158. 

Clothran, 113, 169, 184. 

Doicble, 131. 

Dowginn, 236. 

Eany, 202. 

Gall, 160, 193. 

Kaeyne, 269. 

Kealtra, 84, 137. 

Keyndea, 149. 

Kihlean, 18. 

Koynedea, 126. 

Kwa, 304. 

Moghty, 152, 174. 

Morye, 119, 128, 129. 

Owen, 115, 188, 260, 269, 289 

Patrick, 177. 

Inne, battle of, 74. 

Inneoyn, 205. 

Innocentius III., pope, 228. 

Inreaghtagh, br. of Donnogh, 128. 



Inreaghtagh, k. of C., 101. 

mCahallaine, 149. 

Interpreters, the 70, 12. 

Inver Colpe, 15. 

doile, 103. 

ne marke, 137. 

Invers, the two, 78. 

lonamar, 46. 

lorna Siorgalye, 210. 

Ire, 23, 25, 29, 30, 209, 213. 

Ireland, colonies in, 11-21. 

divisions of, 13, 15, 16. 

kings of, i, 3, 16-18, 26, 39, 

4i-5i. 54-56, 58-65, 69, 71-80, 
85-88, 90, 97, 101-103, 107, 108, 
no, 113, 115-117, 121-126, 128, 
130, I33 135-137. I39-H 1 . 143- 
148, 151-169, 171-173. i7 6 . J 77. 
179, 180, 200, 201, 203-206, 214, 

230, 242, 251-253, 268. 

queens of, 18, 26, 27, 39, 67, 

102, 128, 145, 149, 153, 155, 156, 
160, 170, 182, 187, 190, 214. 

Ireland, a hill, 71. 

Irero, 44, 45. 

Arda, 212 

Irgaliach o'Conyng, in. 

Iriagann, 306. 

Iriell, 30, 31. 

Glunwar, 49 213. 

Irish-Scottishmen, 63. 

tongue, 8, 9. 

Irros, 279. 

Iserninus, b., 72. 

Isill kieran, 180, 184, 

Isiodorus, 99. 

Island of St. Patrick, 128. 

Islands, the, 151, 186. 

Isle of Man, 74, 89. 

Israel, 22. 

Israelites, 19, 20, 21. 

Ita, 46. 

Italy, 139. 

Ithus, 23, 24, 28, 30, 58. 

Iveagh, 84, 118, 308. 

viscount of, 30, 212. 

Iver of Waterford, 159. 
b., 74. 

Iwayre m c Moylegann, 154. 

Iwulfe, k. of S., 157. 

Jacob, legate, 229. 
James Zebedius, St., 65. 
Japhet, 12, 20. 
Jareth, 11, 20. 
Jarvanel, 14. 
Jerusalem, 22, 99 
Jesters, 298. 
Jesus Christ, birth of, 47. 

crucified, 48. 

Jewels, 190. 

Jews, 19, 22. 

Joan, dr. of E. of Ormond, 309. 

dr. of O'Connor, 266. 

Johannes Cassianus, 69. 

pope, 76, 89. 

John, k. of E., 223, 224, 227, 229. 
- St., 52, 135, 204. 

the monk, 90 

John's House. See Rindown. 

town, 216. 

Jordan de Exeter, 239, 242, 266. 
Joseph, archb. of Armagh, 150. 

o'Kearny, a. of C., 127. 

of Rossemore, 138. 

Judea, 22. 

Juffrie m c lwer, 143. 

Julius Caesar, 44, 46, 47. 

pope, 106. 

Justinian, 106, 109. 
Justinianus, 77. 
Justinus, senior, 75. 
the younger, 108. 

Kaharnagh Shennagh, 183, 187. 
Kallen, 140. 
Kallye castle, 234. 
Kara, 274. 

Kowla-Kwirk, 272. 

Karne, the, 247. 

Itolarge, 156. 

Karvell, k. of O., 115. 
Katherine, St., 309. 
Kauanagh, Art oge, 306. 
Kawagh, the, 126. 
Keallagh m c Ailealla, 141. 

m c Kervel, 144. 

Keanfoily, 101. 
Keankoylean, 214. 
Kean-Kwacher, 314. 



Keansealies, 132. 

Keara, 83, 258. 

Kearmad Milvoyle, 18. 

Kearmna, 32. 

Kearmott mCahassy, 141. 

Kearnaghan, 190. 

Kearnagh Sota, 107. 

Kearoghs, 298. 

Kearvall m c Moregan, 145, 153. 

Keassar, n, 12. 

Keassra, 12. 

Kehernagh m c Comasgage, 139. 

Kehernie, b. of, 186. 

Keigh-na-Kedagh, 326. 

Keilachar macConn, 10. 

Kells, 35, 95, 124, 129, 147, 156, 

163, 169, 178, 180, 181, 205, 


Kelly, b. of Clonfert, 305, 
Kenaleagh, 160. 
Kenedy. See Kinnitty. 
Kennedy m c Goyhinn, 144. 
m c Lorcan, 152, 154, 155, 167, 


Kennedyes, 154. 
Kenneth m c Alpin, 145. 
Kennety. See Kinnitty. 
Kenny mConnor, 147. 

mCosgray, 138. 

St. See Canneagh. 

Keowan, a. of Lyndwachill, 139. 
Kerne, 188, 298, 315, 322, 326. 
Kerry, 144, 276. 

Artie, 274. 

lower, 274. 

Luachra, 146, 167. 

- May, 274. 
Kerryes, the three, 274. 
Kervall mLorckan, 160. 

m c Moregan, 145. 

Kevin, St., 82, 99, 160, 177, 186, 


Keybann Brick, 77. 
Keyle Usge, 139, 224. 
Keylke, 197. 
Keyly m c Scannall, 149. 
Keyman m c Dalye, 142. 
Keyndea, 149. 
Keyneachar, 155. 
Keyuanagh, 206. 

Keyvin. See Kevin. 
Kieran, St. See Queran. 
Kilbeggan, 226, 229, 235, 252, 259. 
Kilclare, 227 
Kilcolman, 249, 270. 
Kildare,ii4, 120,123,129, 133, 135, 

136, 148, 149, 158, 164, 169, 170, 

180, 182, 325. 
abbesses of, 110,115,129, 136, 

145. 146, 158, 169, 180, 193. 

abbots of, 103, ni, 120, 132, 
139, 141, 147. 

-bishops of, 75, 136, 138, 141, 

H5 '59- 

earls of, 320, 325. 
Kilfiaghragh, 246. 
Kilgarad, 114. 
Kilkenny, 124. 

(Co. Westm.), 156, 189, 301. 
Kilcollen. See Killcullen. 

Kill, 75. 

Kill Bryan, 90, 220. 

Kill O'Milchon, 206. . 

Killalga, 120, 143. 

Killalaye, 286. 

Killaloe, 169, 178, 192, 222, 228, 


Killare, 222. 
Killbileaghan, 246. 
Killcloghan, 263. 
Killcoursey, 183, 257. 
Killcrewnatt, 258. 
Killcullen, 84, 126, 151, 155, 283. 
Killdrownan, 176. 
Kille, battle of, 31. 
Killeachie, 84, 130, 136, 140, 143, 

156, 182,327. 
Killenenamas, 271. 
Killeneoene, 220. 
Killeneoyne, 220. 
Killin, b. of Femes, 112 
Killitte, 130. 
Killmayne, 152. 
Killmona, 308. 
Killmore, 225, 280. 

ne Synna, 319. 

Killnamanagh, 126, 140. 
Killomat, 264, 288. 
Killosny, battle of, 73. 
Killrusse, 241. 



Killskry, 142, 156. 

Killsleyve, 105. 

Kilmacduagh, 261. 

Kilmaynham, 126. 

Kilmeoyne, 220. 

Kilmoney, 91. 
battle of, 157. 

Kilmore, 280. 

Kilnegrann, 225-226, 

Kilronann, 293, 320. 

Kimboye m c Fintan, 37-41. 

Kinaleagh, 51, 74, 75, 81, 112. 117, 
152, 189, 193, 221, 222, 229, 250, 
266, 289, 290, 291, 293, 297, 299, 
301, 308, 311, 314. 

Kinclare, 226. 

Kincora, 88, 169, 178. 

Kincorbadan, 106. 
Kineann, St., 73. 

Kinell Dowhy, 266, 317. 

Feray, 101. 

Loghan, 310. 

Moan, 234, 253, 262, 293. 

owen, 236. 

vikearka, 101. 

Kingary, 105. 

King's game, 301. 

Kings of Ireland. See Ireland. 

Kinneigh, 145. 

Kinnitty, 139, 143, 222, 227. 

Kinsealagh, Eochy, 296. 

Kirkynn, battle of, 96. 

Kisarme, 36. 

Kleynlogh, 78, 

Kliagh, 77. 

Kliew, 32. 

Kloen, 167. 

Kloynolagh, 190. 

Klynkelly. See Clan K. 

Knockmoy. See Cnockmoy. 

Konolagh, 115. 

Koran. See Corran. 

Kowle o'fflynn, 273. 

Kowlevakar, 273. 

Koyle, M. m c D., 221. 

Koyle Usge, castle of, 241, 242. 

Koyllin Crowbagh, 321. 

Kregan, the, 327. 

Krith Carbrye, 262. 

Kwaillie Kyannaghty, 202. 

Kwalann, 28, 192. 

k. of L., 97. 

Kwasan, 182. 

Kyannaght, 78, 106, 117, 137. 

Kyerway, 63, 143. 

Kymboye, 38, 39, 41. 

Kynadon, 124. 

Kynalagh. See Kinaleagh. 

Kynay m c Colme, 158. 

Kyndealgan, 113. 

Kynell. See Kinell. 

Kynfoyle, 108. 

Kynnaghty, 106. 

Kynnailve, 74. 

Kynnaye m c Cumusky, 127. 

Kynneagh, 77. 

Kynnetty. See Kinnitty. 

Kynoy, k. of L., 128. 

Kynoye maclrgally, 113. 

Kyntire, 109. 

Kyonnaghta, 36. 

Kyrb, 213. 

Labdon, 21. 

Laestheness, 25, 28. 

Lagerie, k. of I., 65, 66, 68, 69, 71, 

103, 148, 169, 171, 178, 187, 190, 


Lagery Lorck, 42, 43, 44. 
Laghtna, 211. 
Laharna, 42. 
Lahra, 42. 
Lahry, 115. 

Laighnen, k. of C., 101. 
Lambert, b. of Kilmayne, 152. 
Lamech, u, 20. 
Lampades, 14, 77. 
Lampares, 15. 
Lamprides, 14. 
Lann, 144. 

Laoighis. See Lease. 
Lareagh Bryne, 122, 127. 
Lasies, the, 266. 
Lassar, St., 320. 
Lathreagh Broyne. See Lareagh 


Laughlen, 13. 

Lauthus, 12, 29, 30, 58, 171. 
Lawfynn, 210. 



Lawgire m c Lowagh, 36. 
Lawless, Robyn, 243. 

William, 277. 

Lawra Lwirck, 210. 
Lawrence, St., 278. 
Lawry Longseach, 43, 44. 
Lawrynne, 33. 
Laws. See Rules. 
Layerie, n. 

Laygery, p. of Desmond, 129. 
Laygnen, k. of C., 101. 

m c Doneanny, 118. 

Laygneyn, 212. 

Layne, 30. 

Layny, d quo Laigean, 44. 

Lazarina, 254. 

Leackagh mCoghlan, 257 

Leackan, 154. 

Leack-eassa-dara, 262. 

Leackmoy, 287. 

Leack Riada, 56. 

Leackyn, 119. 

Leagery, son of Neale, 65. 

Leahayegh m c Concarad, 113. 

Leah Coyne, 58, 118, 144, 147, 176, 

1 80, 200. 
Leah Moye, 58, 176, 177, 187, 194, 


Leahtairve, battle of, 101. 
Lease, 56, 192, 193, 202, 203, 


princes of, 144, 175, 187, 203, 

298, 300, 306. 
Leases, the seven, 56. 
Leathlovar, 115. 
Leavelin, p. of Wales, 173. 
Lecale, 149. 
Ledwitches, 258. 
Legate, 201, 213, 214, 229. 
Leh Con. See Leah Coyne. 

Moye. See Leah Moye. 

Leheid-mynd, 100. 

Lehra. See Lohra. 

Leigh Olav, 175. 

Leighlin, 103, 122, 141, 151, 189. 

Leih, a. of, 138. 

Leihcale, 152. 

Leihmanchan, 104, 107, 176, 220. 

Leihmore, 84, 89, 119, 150. 

Leihrie, battle of, 91. 

Leinster, 15, 16, 29, 43, 53, 55, 57, 
61, 62, 65, 76, 82, 100, 103, 112, 
117, 128, 129, 136, 138, 142, 151, 
160, 164, 168, 178, 180, 181, 184, 
188, 191, 194, 199, 201-203, 205- 

2O7, 213, 2l6, 221, 222, 225, 226, 

228, 239, 259, 298, 299, 303, 308, 
322, 323, 325, 328. 

earl of, 259. 

- kings of, 28, 43, 44, 47, 53, 
56, 64-66, 69, 76, 81, 91, 97, 101, 
102, 103,107, 109, 110-112, 114- 

117, 119, 120, 123, 127-130, 132, 

i33> 136, i37 !39 143-145. H7 
148, 151-155, 157-160, 164-166, 
168-170, 176, 184, 185, 191-193, 

195, 196, 202, 205, 251, 254, 301, 
307 308, 322, 325. 

queens of, 103, 119, 146, 308. 

Leinstermen, 51, 53, 55, 63, 71, 73, 
74, 77, 79, 88, 97, 104, 105, 108- 
111, 113, 116, 123, 124, 127, 132, 
142, 144, 151, 153, 154, 157, 158, 
163, 167, 174, 178, 181, 185, 195, 
206, 231. 

LeithManchan. See Leihmanchan, 

Leithmore, 104. 

Leitter Crannagh, 198. 

Leo, pope, 70, 71, 106, 109, 112. 

Leprosy, 89, 95, 109. 

Lergus m c Cronenn, b. of K., 143 

o'Fiachayn, 126. 

Lerveanvan, 127. 

Lethra. See Lohra. 

Letter Loyny, 274. 

Lewis, k. of France, 249. 

Ley. 158, 3i3- 

Leyhmore Mochoevoy, 143. 

Leythlyn, 203. 

Leyvanchan. See Leihmanchan. 

Leytrym (now Tara), 27. 

co., 122, 318. 
Leyunie Wanie, 226. 
Liahmore, 152. 

Liavanchan. See Leihmanchan. 
Liber, a. of Eachybo, 99. 
Liffie, 13,32, 42, 71, 102, 132, 136, 


Ligach, dr. of k. Flann, 147. 
Lightning, 48,65,154, 171,241,285. 



Limerick, 15, 139, 143, 147, 149, 150, 
151, 158 168, 176, 179, 190, 202, 

217, 219, 221, 222, 259. 

Lindisfarn, 104. 

Linneally, 117. 

Lir, 133- 

Lisan Tosgely, 200. 

Lisardawla, 306. 

Liseagh leanmore, 55. 

Liseanabbeye, 194, 221. 

Lisgauall, 300. 

Lismore, 91, 98, 102, 124, 133, 145, 

147, 156, 157, 173, 176, 190. 
Lismoyne, 203, 227, 308. 
Lissondoil, 319. 
Loasthenes, 27. 
Loch, 211. 

Lochan Dalmanna, 98. 
Lochne mean, a. of Kildare, in. 
Lochyne, 103, 115. 
Logh. See Lough. 
Loghanmoye, 31. 
Loghne, 129. 
Loghtemple, 249. 
Loghtere, 124. 
Lohra, abbey of, 85, 86, 105, 127, 

139, 157, 299, 321. 

castle of, 222. 

Loicheach, 129. 
Lomclene o'Doyne, 255. 

o'Flatrye, 255. 

Lomhwhile, b. of Kildare, 126. 
London, 241. 
Longe, a. of C., 104. 
Longford, 122, 125. 
Longseagh, a. of Armagh, 132. 

m c Flaithverty, 119. 

Longshanks, Edward, 254. 
Lorcan m c Cahaill, 141. 

m c Donogh, 147, 152. 

m c Foylan, 151. 

m c Laghtna, 211. 

Lothar, 209. 
Lothra. See Lohra. 
Lough Arvagh, 236, 321. 

Arynn, 296. 

Baye, 21. 

Bway, 2 1 . 

Carman, 138. 

Colgan, 179. 

Lough Cwan, 148, 150, 152. 

da Keigh, 21. 

Deakar, 316. 

Deirke, 12. 

Dorry, 315. 

Eirusean, 149. 

Erne, 33, 137, 149, 150, 292. 

Finlogh, 13. 

Finmeay, 21, 312. 

Forareawan, 13. 

Foyle, 32. 

Gaga war, 109, 142. 

Gawney, 149. 

Grayne, 21. 

Innil, 157, 162, 171, 198. 

Ke, 235, 236, 239, 240, 244, 


Keylan, 181. 

Kirre, 145. 

Kymy, 21. 

Kynne, 162. 

Lein, 167. 

Levin, 185. 

Loygeachan, castle of, 230. 

Luymnin, 13. 

Measga, 245, 249, 292. 

Meilge, 44. 

Neaagh, 109, 129, 137, 138, 


Oghter, 241, 244, 313. 

Riagh, 21, 128, 235. 

Rie, 118, 120, 139, 147, 149, 

150, 156, 182, 184, 216, 217, 229, 


Rowrie, 147. 

-Skwyre, 313. 

Sileann, 32. 

Temple, 249. 

Treahan, 102. 

Loughs, 13, 21, 29. 

Louth, 78, 106, 120, 133, 136, 138, 

160, 181, 269, 286. 
Louthus, 27, 28. 
Loway, 31, 36, 66, 213. 

lardonn, 212. 

Keyhleann, 18. 

Lawady, 304. 

Lawdearg, 212. 

Laye, 38. 

Loyney, 42, 211. 



Loway Lwange, 46. 

Lysie, 55, 56, 57. 

m c Conn, 59, 60. 

m c Enna, 37, 38. 

m c Eochye, 37. 

m c lonamar, 46. 

m'Laygerie, 72, 73, 74, 171. 

m c Owgany, 42. 

myonn, 211. 

priest of C., 83 

Shrewderg, 49, 209. 

Lowna, St., 83. 
Lowy of Lismore, 91. 
Loyney, 42. 
Loynseagh, 101, in, 172. 

m c Enos, no. 

Loyre Lere, 118. 
Lucall, 99. 

Lucritt, a. of C., 119. 
Lugedus, b. of Connery, 79. 
Lupus, b., 70. 

Lusk, 73, 116, 126, 144, 148, 194. 
Luynie (Lwyne), 223, 232, 262, 273, 
278, 292. 

b. of, 267. 

in Meath, 183, 185, 218. 

of Tara, 61, 173. 

p. of, 223, 246. 

Lwacherdea, battle of, 32, 42. 
Lwachra, battle of, 78. 
Lwyegh. See Louay. 
Lwyne, 30. 
Lwyrg, 253. 
Lya Fail, 26. 
Lye, the, 13. 

Lymbrick. See Limerick. 
Lyncoln, 91. 
Lynndwachill, 138, 139. 
Lynnealla, 123, 142. 
Lynnlere, 149. 
Lynnrosa, 139. 
Lynsoleagh, 139. 

Macabees, 10. 
m c Agenann, 185. 
m c aMiles, 271. 
m c Anarchinny, G., 280. 
Macana, Downsleyve, 242. 
m c An-enny, F., 302. 

m c Anfalgye, S., 287. 
mac Anliahanaye, C., 262. 
m'Areaghty, D., 230, 233. 
Macarhon, 29. 

G., 221. 

Macartan, 30. 
Macarthie. See m c Carthy. 
m c Artt, Hugh, 272. 
m c Beachy m c Morreaye, 167. 
mBissex, Eayne, 312. 
m c Branan, 298. 

Con, 317. 

E., 231. 

F., 240. 

m c Brayn, 176. 
m c Breallye, 247. 
m c Brian, 30. 

Dermott, 323. 

mBrian Aharly, 30. 

K., 254. 

m c Brogaroann, 166. 
mBwyeghann, F., 253. 
mCaba, Bryan, 310. 

Hugh, 300. 

m c Cahall, Cahall, 193. 

Dermot, 263. 

m c Caharnie, C., 231. 
m c Caille, 73. 
mCarlen, T., 296. 
m c Carthy, 30, 58, 191, 199, 202, 
217, 321. 

Connor, k. of Desmond, 300. 

Cormack, 191, 193, 199, 202. 

Cormack Donne, 302. 

Cormack, k. of C., 194. 

Dermott m^C., 198. 

Dermott, k. of D., 233. 

Dermott m^C. D., 304. 

Donell, 302, 315. 

Donell Oge, 260. 

Donell Roe, 259. 

Donogh, 192, 196. 

Felym, 258. 

Finyn m c Owen, 325. 

of the Carbryes, 304. 

m c Caruell, D.,3oo. 
m c Casdellies. See m c Cosdeallies. 
m c Cassurley, C., 240. 
m c Cathmoyle, M., 302, 303. 
m c Cauill, B., b. of Uriell, 300. 



m c Cennegan, C., 276. 

D., 276. 

m c Coghlan, 30, 136, 165, 186, 244, 


Connor, 192. 

Connor of the Castle, 240. 

country of, 136, 165. 

- David, 257. 

Donell, 257. 

Donnogh, 257. 

Donslevie, 226. 

Fynyne, 257. 

Gillechrist, 226. 

Gillekewgin, 257. 

Gillernew, 225. 

Hugh, 184. 

Melaghlen, 229, 246. 

Melaghlen, p. of Delvin, 226. 

Randalphe, 214. 

Rory, 229. 

Rosse, 257. 

Slioght Donnell, 257. 

Slioght Donnogh, 257. 

Slioght Fynyn, 257. 

m c Concornye, M., 185 
mConn na mboght, 99. 

Cormack, 184, 188. 

Moylekyeran, 180. 

mConnor, 275. 
mConrye, p. of Delvin, 192. 
m c Consnawa, D., 290. 
m c Corb, 44. 
mCormack, C., 235, 2381 

G., 243. 

m c Corthean, 187. 

m c Cosdeallie, G., 224, 225, 279, 

286, 287, 290. 
m c Cosdeallies, 239, 291. 
m c Cossie, Erard, 161, 162. 
m c Cowfanie, C., 317. 
m c Coynne, Magnus, 253. 
m c Crowttynn, K., 305. 
m c Dalredockar, G., 253. 
mDavid, William Garve, 323. 
m c Dermoda. See mcDermott. 
m c Dermott, 217, 270, 271, 273, 275, 

279, 281, 285, 293-295, 304, 305, 

309, 310, 313, 320. 

Cahall, 289, 311, 315. 

Cahall m c C., 217. 

m c Dermott, Carragh, 263. 

Connor, 263, 290, 291, 294- 


Connor mcHugh, 324. 

Connor Oge, 310, 311, 316, 

320, 321, 324. 

Connor, p. of Moylurg, 291, 


Cormack, 235, 236, 324. 

Daniel, 240. 

Dermott, 278. 

Dermott Gall, 261, 272-274, 

276, 290, 291. 

Dermott m c Cahall C., 263. 

Dermott m c Ferrall, 276. 

Dermott Myeagh, 247, 256. 

Dermott, t. of Moylurg, 278. 

Donnell, 167, 243. 

Donnell m c Cormack, 240. 

Donnagh m c D., 264. 

Ferall, 295-297, 304, 325. 

Ferall m c Connor, 296. 

Gillecriost, 276. 

-Hugh, 316, 317. 

Hughm'C., 315. 

Hugh m c M., 263. 

Mahon, 238. 

Melaghlen, 279. 

Mulrony, 262-265, 272-274, 

276, 279, 280, 282, 283, 286, 288. 

Mulrony m c F., 315, 316, 320, 


Mulrony mor, 303. 

Murrogh, 313. 

Murtagh, 278. 

Rory, 316, 327. 

Rory m c Hugh, 321, 325. 

Teige, 311. 

Teige m c C., 296. 

Teige m c Hugh, 324. 

Thomas, 241. 

Thomas m c F., 304. 

Tomaltagh, 263, 286-290. 

Tomaltagh Duff, 316. 

m c Dermott's church, 188. 
m c Donnagann, R., 168. 
m c Donnell. 29, 63, 209, 258, 306. 

Alexander, 209, 258,303. 

Anyleas, 253. 

Connor, 232. 

2 B 2 



m c Donnell, Donnell, 209. 

Donnell Ballagh, 209. 

Dowgall, 318, 319. 

Enos the Great, 209. 

Enos the Younger, 209. 

Eoyn, 209. 

Eoyn Kahanay, 209. 

Eoyn More, 209. 

Malcolme, 156. 

Marcus, 319. 

Murtagh B., 318, 323, 324. 

Randolph, 209, 303. 

prince of the I. of S., 281. 

Sawarle, 209, 302. 

Terlaugh, 303. 

m c Donough, 262, 310, 312, 313, 

317, 328. 

Brian mcD., 286. 

Brian m c T., 286. 

Cahall Cairbreagh, 311. 

Conor, 278. 

Cormack, 304, 318. 

Dermott, 317. 

Dermott mcG., 317* 

Donnell, 286, 313. 

Ferall, 316, 325. 

Gillechriost oge, 284. 

k. of C., 101. 

lordofTirA., 283. 

Melaghlin, 278. 

Moyleronye, 243, 318. 

Mulrony m c T., 325. 

Murrogh, 278. 

Murtagh, 278, 313. 

O'Ferrall m c C., 325. 

Rory mcM., 317. 

Teige, 295,312. 

Tomaltagh, 272, 275, 278, 

281, 283, 289, 290, 295, 313, 316. 

Tomaltagh m c M., 273. 

m c Dowell, 202. 

m c Dowlen, D., k. of L., 176. 

m c Downay, Gara, 175. 

m c Earcka, 83. 

Macedonius, heresy of, 106. 

m c Egan, 63. 

Maceilgi, 148. 

m c Elligott, 238. 

m c Encrossan, b. of Raphoe, 282. 

m en Maister, N., 280, 

m c en Mile, 291. 
R-, 323- 

m c Enulty, M., 253. 
m'Ercka, 79. 
m c Faylan, T., 147. 
m c Fevis, 33. 
m c Finbarr, 182. 
m c Firvissy, G., 258. 
mFlathnia, D., 126. 
m c Flynn, Donell, 184. 

Odor, 178. 

mFoylan, 167, 176. 
m c Gallgoyle, T., 223. 
m c Gawran, 89. 

m c Geoghegan. See maGeoghegan. 
m c Gerald. See Fitz Gerald. 
m c Gillearrie, Conawill, 159. 

Connor, 243. 

m c Gillecriost, Cahall, 281. 

Dermot m c D., 317. 

m c Gillefinnen, Donell, 253. 
m c Gillemorie, 236. 
m c Gillepatrick, 29, 309. 

Donnell C., 225. 

Donnogh, 175. 

D., k. of Ossory, 176, 206. 

D. m c Anmchy, 238, 240. 

D. mcDonnell, 184. 

Keallagh, 309. 

k. of Ossory, 176, 184, 309. 

Teige, 175, 187. 

m c Gilleroe, Boyhanagh, 328. 
mGlanchie, G., 253. 
m c Godfrey, 150. 

m c Goill, p. of Elie, 220. 
mGranell, Geoffrey, 220. 

Mahon, 273. 

Manus, 260. 

Randolph, 280. 

m c Grenie, 18, 26. 
mGwyer. See Maguire. 
Macha Mongroe, 38-42. 
Machaire Cuircnie, 156, 301. 
Machenie, b. of Leighlynn, 141. 
m c Heoghae, 322. 
mHobert, David, 310. 
mHugh, M., b. of Oylfyn, 267. 
m c lnrwise O'Keowan, 186. 
m c johnyn, John, 321. 
m c jordan Dexeter, Meyler, 290. 



mJordan Dexeter, Stephen, 299. 
m c Keallagh, D., 160. 
m c Keght, 26. 

m c Kehearne, Cormack, 276. 
m c Kehernie, Cahall, 328. 

Connor Fynn, 328. 

Cormack, 261. 

m c Kelly, David, b. of Cashel, 244. 
m c Kerwell, Gillekeigh. 286. 

Mulrony, 286. 

p. of Elie, 170. 

m c Kiegan, 29, 280. 

Brithgalagh, 240. 

John, 278. 

Moyle Issa D., 283. 

Moyle Issa R., 280. 

m c Kight, 1 8. 
m c Kinnedy H., 146. 
m c Koyll, 1 8. 

mKoyll-an-daingin, 252. 
Mackwaises, 103. 
m c Lasre, a. of Armagh, 100. 

a. of Beanchor, 103. 

of Inismorye, 128. 

mLaughlin, 64, 187, 188. 
mLeanna, a. of Imleagh I., 150. 
m c Liag, 169. 
m c Londrous, 309. 
m c Loughlin, 29. 

Donell, 185. 

Mortagh m c N., 199, 201-205, 

m c Magnus, 283. 

Bryan, 281. 

Magnus, 272. 

Molronye Oge, 278. 

m c Mahon, 29, 30, 63, 189, 325. 
Bryan mcH., 302. 

Don, 309. 

Donagh m c D., 287. 

Donagh m c H., 315. 

Hugh m c R., 294, 296. 

John, 293, 294. 

land of, 189, 225. 

Magnus, 296, 300. 

Murrogh mcB., 296. 

Roalve, 268. 

Shane More, 314, 315. 

m c Martyn, 283. 
m c Meannman, D., 260. 

m c Meannman, H., 26. 
m c Meran, 232. 
m c Moleronye, H., 263. 
m c Mordever, T., 120. 
m c Moregan, Cahall, 183. 

Cearvell, 144. 

mMoriey O' Morgan, 120. 
m c Morish of the preys, 290, 294. 

of Kerry, 325. 

the Deputy, 236, 238, 239. 

m c Moyle Corra, G., 326. 
mMoyledownye, T., 243. 
m c Murchow, Bran B., 117. 
m c Murrogh, 29, 57, 251, 298, 307, 
322, 325- 

Art, 254. 

Art, k. of L., 301, 307, 322, 


Art m c G., 307. 

Art mThomas, 308. 

Dermot, 192-196, 198, 199, 

201, 202, 205-208. 

Donell Riauagh, 301. 

Mortagh, 254. 

Morris, 231. 

Mulmorrey, k. of L., 166. 

Murtagh, k. of L., 254. 

Thomas m c T, 325. 

mMurtagh, Cahall, 248. 

Magnus, 238. 

m c Murtagh finn, H., 243. 
Macnemara, 30, 290, 305. 

Cowmara, 306. 

Donnogh, 267. 

mNeochy of Ulster, 173. 
m c Nideferty, 118. 
m fc Nissie, a. of C., 90. 

b. of Conrye, 75. 

cowarb of, 156. 

m c Nya m c Cormack, 23. 
m c o' Boyle, M., 253. 
Macoghlan. See mCoghlan. 
m c O' Kelly, 117. 
m c Otyr, 193. 
mOyreaghty, Donn, 230. 

Thomas, 250. 

m c Philippin, Henry, 299. 
m c Quoill, 26. 

m c Randalphe m c Morey, 191. 
m c Rannell. See Magrannell. 



maCrathe, 30. 
mRowry, 280, 294. 

Cormack, 311, 318. 

Donagh, 276. 

k. of the islands, 281. 

Murtagh, 311. 

mRwaragh, k. of Brittans, 144. 
m c Sawarlie, 238, 241, 242. 
m c Swynie, 64, 298, 317. 

Conor, 318. 

Donell, 319. 

Donnslieve, 318. 

Hugh, 90. 

Terlagh, 300, 306. 

Terlagh m c M., 322. 

m c Tayle, 84. 
m c Teige, Paule, 310. 
m r Tholies, 280. 
m c Thomas, Murrogh, 319. 
m c Tiernan, Conor Boye, 280. 

Donell, 182. 

Donell m c G., 306. 

Gillessa, 256. 

Mahon, 280. 

m c Tihie, Eoyn, 319. 
m c Tornayn, M., 148. 
m c Tygernan. See m c Tiernan. 
m c Tyre, 214. 

m c Vihelly, a. of Clonard, 105. 
m c Vuellen, Jonock, 264, 265, 267. 

Semnickin, 300. 

m c Vuellens, 324. 
m c Wailtrin, Madiuck, 291. 
m c Walter, Thomas, 262. 
mWilliam. See Burke. 
Madadan, k. of Scotland, 115. 
Madiuck m c Waltrinn, 291. 

the bald, 311. 

Magaoy, Molussy, 262. 
Magawley, 29. 64. 

Awley, 328. 

Gillesynata, 182. 

Mahonn, 250. 

Magawran, Magnus, 328. 

Mathew, 300. 

Magdorchy, T., 310. 
Magenis, 30, 45. 

Art, 212, 306, 308. 

Art ne Mangye, 312. 

Arthur, 212. 

Magenis, Cathvarr, 323. 
Donell More, 212. 

Donell Oge, 212. 

Eachmyle, 212. 

Enos, 212. 

Enos More, 212. 

Enos Oge, 212. 

Eoyn, 305. 

Flathvertagh, 212. 

Gillecolme, 212. 

Hugh, 212. 

Hugh Reawar, 212. 

Mortagh Riaganagh, 212, 297. 

Murtagh Oge, 321. 

Rory, 212. 

Rory m c Art, 323. 

Viscount of Ivehaghe, 212. 

Mageoghegan, 29, 51, 64, 257, 301. 

Bryan, 267. 

Bryan m c W., 316. 

Connell, 7, 9, 328. 

Conor Roe, 293. 

country of, 51. 

Cowchoghry m c D., 301. 

Cowchoghry More, 297. 

Dermott, 314. 

Donell m c D., 307. 

Donogh, 230. 

Donough m c M., 291, 314. 

Ferall m c D., 308. 

Ferall mF., 299. 

Ferall mM., 266. 

Ferall Roe, 308. 

Hugh m c M., 307, 308. 

Johnock m c M., 290. 

Laighneagh, 322. 

Meyler, 288. 

Morish, 293. 

Morish Kam, 316. 

Morish m c M., 301. 

Morish m c W., 260. 

Mortagh, 266. 

Mortagh More, 266. 

Mortagh Oge, 321. 

Mulronye, 284. 

Neale m c C., 312. 

Rowry, 304. 

the Red, 301. 

William Galda, 289, 292, 308. 

William Oge, 260. 



Magic art, 16, 25, 49, 99. 
Magicians, 26, 39, 57, 66, 67. 
Maglaghlen, C., 189. 

D., 242. 

M., 260. 

Maglannchye, 30. 
Magmahon. See mMahon. 
Magog, 20. 

Magopoc m c llawa, 105. 
Magoreachty, 310. 
Magrannell, 30, 313, 

Cahall, 292. 

Cosmor, 292. 

Heber, 292. 

Imer, 285. 

Magnus, 292. 

Melaghten, 292. 

Richard, 325. 

Roe, 311. 

Teige, 292, 296. 

Tomaltagh, 292. 

Magwire, 29, 63, 316. 

Bonn, 244, 259. 

Gilleduff, 316. 

Hugh, 301. 

Philip, 302, 316. 

Rory, 292. 

Teige, 306. 

Thomas, 316. 

Mahon, 211. 

Mail, shirts of, 166. 

Mainemarye, 30. 

Malale, n, 20. 

Malcolme, k, of Scotland, 156, 163, 


m c D., k. of Wales, 163. 

Male m c Rochrye, 54, 59. 

Malone, abbot of, 218. 

Mamemoye, 42. 

Mamillus, 14. 

Man, the Isle of, 74, 89. 

Mancaleus, 14. 

Manchan, St., 107. 

Manchinus, a. of Menadrochatt, 


Maney m c Kervil, 78. 
Manichees, 106. 
Manie, a. of Indroym, 109. 
m c Neale N., 64, 69, 125, 


Mantan, 66. 

Mantua, 44. 

Mantyn, Myler, 308. 

Manue, 21. 

Manye, 213. 

Maolgarbh, the, 160. 

Marcan m c Dawayn, 104. 

Marcellinus, 75, 78. 

March, Adam, 280. 

Geffrey, 221, 223, 226, 227, 

228, 230, 232, 234. 

William, 231. 

March, the Earl of, 316, 320. 

Margaret, dr. of W. Burke, 301. 

q.of S., 185. 

Mark the Evangelist, St., 49. 

Marka, 42. 

Marshal, W., 221, 230, 234, 266. 

Martha, a. of Kildare, 120. 

Martian, emperor, 71, 106. 

Martyn, pope, 103. 

St., 63,64,110, 150. 

Mary Magdalen, 50. 

Mass, 120. 

Mathew, k. of U., 152. 

m c Hugh, 150. 

m c Hugh M., 156. 

m c Moriey, 137. 

Mayessel, 31. 

Mayfea, 42. 

Mayle, 213. 

Mayneann, b. of Clonfert, 89. 

Mayo of the Saxons, 9, 114, 122, 
126, 219, 220. 

Mayochus (Maedog), St., of Ferns, 

Mayowne, 13. 

Meades. See Medes. 

Meaghtoige, 307. 

Meargaye, 209. 

Meath, 16,38,42,43,51,62,98,118- 
120, 122, 125, 128, 138, 139, 144, 
146, 151, 154, 157, 162, 165, 174, 
177, 178, 180, 184, 186, 187, 189- 

193, 199, 201, 202, 204, 213, 217, 

218, 220-223, 226, 228, 229, 231, 
233> 234, 237, 239, 244, 249, 254, 
255, 256, 258, 263, 266, 268, 278, 
283, 285, 287, 293, 301, 306, 307, 



Meath, kings of, 51, 102, 104, 121, 
122, 128, 139, 141, 154, 155, 157, 
167, I73-I75. 180-185, 187, 189, 

191, 192, 194, 196, 198, 2OO, 2OI, 

204-206, 216, 254, 255, 277, 284, 

296, 301. 

Meathmen, 56, 122, 132, 168, 175, 

178, 181, 198, 221. 
Meaths. See Medes. 
Meaw Crwachan, 47. 
Mebricke, Hodge, 249. 
Medes, 12, 43. 
Meelick. SeeMilick. 
Mehannagh, the, 279. 
Meilge Mollthye, 210. 
Melaghlin, Donnell, 252. 

God, 174. 

k. of Meath, 284. 

m c Dermott, 194. 

m c Donnell, 285. 

p. of Kinell Owen, 236. 

Melge, 44. 

Meliola, 22. 

Menadrochatt, 104. 

Menelaus, 18. 

Mercorius, pope, 78. 

Merlin, 79, 94. 

Methusalem, n, 20. 

Meyler, 216, 219, 221, 222, 225, 

226, 228. 

Robert, 225. 

Michael, St., 324. 

Miles, b. of Limerick, 259. 

Cogan, 277. 

Miletus, of Spain, 3,5, 12, 18, 21, 

22 2 3> 25, 26, 30, 65, 209, 210, 

212, 213. 

Milick, 218, 219,220, 233,277. 
Militus, 90. 
Mill of Oran, 104. 
Mitreus, 16, 27. 
Moa Nwadad, 211. 
Moacorb, 211. 

Mocheus of Indroym, 73, 78, 103. 
Mochevogus, St., 104. 
Mochrea, 310. 
Mocht, St., 120. 
Mochuda, St., 102. 
Mochwa, a. of Beanchor, 108. 
mLowaine, St., 105. 

Mocolmocke, St., 163. 

Moe Corb, 211. 

Moeyne, 210. 

Moghrea, 125. 

Mogorne, 137, 193. 

Mogornn, 123. 

Moilmarie, 145. 

Molemorey mMoylemoye, 170. 

Molen Oran, 104. 

Moling Luachra, St., 54, 108, in. 

Molingar, 90, 104, 254. 

Moll, k. of E., 121. 

Mollengare. See Molingar. 

Molloye, p. of Ferkeall, 170. 

Monann mCormacke, 123. 

Moneagh Mwindearge, 69. 

Money, coined in C., 214. 

new, 244, 252. 

shower of, 112. 

Moneyderg, 88. 

Mongan m c Fiaghna, 100, 201. 

Mongayne, 212. 

Mongfinn, 64. 

Moniagh, a. of Clonfert, 127. 

Montyr. See Moyntir. 

Monyemore, 301. 

Moon, the, 108, no, 119. 

Moonagh, a. of Lothra, 157. 

m c Cormick, 157. 

m c Shiel, 147. 

Mooreheyvmye, 42, in. 
Moran, b. of Clochar, 138. 
More, dr. of Kervell, 146. 

dr. of m c Kelly, 160. 

dr. of O'Boyle, 283. 

dr. of O'Brien, 183, 229. 

dr. of O'Madden, 308. 

queen of Meath, 196. 

queen of Munster, 102. 

wife of Cathal C., 229. 

Morea, 13. 

Moreagh Tyreagh, 63. 
Morean, a. of Kildare, 132, 146, 

dr. of K. Congallagh, 158. 

dr. of Swart, 146. 

Moreay Muchna, 211. 
Morgeall, dr. of k. Flann, 148. 
Morgeis, 128. 
m c Conell, 113. 



Morican, b. of, 218. 
Mode, b. of, 228. 

in Leinster, 325. 

Moriegh Balgragh, 37. 

br. of Cearr an C., 174. 

Kewe, 71. 

k. of C., 101. 

k. of I., 37. 

k. of L., 101, 115. 

k. of Scotland, 115. 

mBroyne, 129, 143. 

m c B., k. of L., 143. 

m c C., a. of Kildare, 126. 

m c D., b. of Meath, 128. 

m c Eahagh, 137. 

m c lnreaghty, 114. 

mRiuaragh, 129, 132. 

Madadan, 115. 

Male, 42. 

of Moye Je, 1 1 1. 

O'Nwaat, 182. 

Ultagh, 169. 

Mpriertagh m c Earcka, 73-77. 

m c Neale, 149, 150. 

m c Tiernie, 146. 

na Gochall C., 153, 154. 

O' Brian, 184. 

son of k. Donnell, 122. 

Morisk, 43. 

Mortagh m c Braine, 130. 

m c Dongaile, 129. 

m c Earcka, 72, 73, 74. 

m c Liag, 169. 

of the Leather C., 153, 154. 

O'Neale, 144, 172. 

son of Neale G., 148, 151-153, 

Mortality in I., 79, 83, 106, 107, 

109, 186. 

Mortcan of Kildare, 132. 
Mortimer, Lord, 307. 

Sir Edmund, 307. 

Morville, Sir Hugh, 207. 
Mothlae mD. m c F., 167. 
Movie Clarineagh, 92, 93. 

m c \Viheally, 101. 

Mowlua, St., 84. 
Mownemon, 33, 34. 
Moy, 114. 
Moy Je, 214. 

Moyalve, battle of, 77. 

Moyargedrosse, 42. 

Moybile, 93, 99. 

Moybrey, 109, in, 122-125, 131* 
I 3 2 136, 138, 142, 143, 146, 147, 
i54> 165, 173-175, 189, 268. 

Moycashel, sept of, 308. 

Moychey, St. of Louth, 78. 

Moycoua, 241. 

Moydan, 114. 

Moydwine, 154. 

Moye, the, 13. 

Moye Ife, 43, 213. 

Moye of the E. See Mayo. 

Moye oge, 186. 

Moyeayre, 159. 

Moyelly, 31, 62. 

Moyene, 210. 

Moyengalty, 297. 

Moyenoye, 150. 

Moyeochter, battle of, 91. 

Moyerayney, 149. 

Moyfarcha, 202. 

Moyfea, 73. 

Moygullen, in. 

Moyhrea, in. 

Moyith, 107. 

Moykednie, 266. 

Moyldeyn, 115. 

Moyle (Mel), St., 73. 

Moyleawa m c B., 97. 

Moylebarryn, 145. 

Moylebresaile m c M., 107. 

Moylebressal, 100, 115. 

Moylebryde O'Mothlann, 103. 

O'Moylefin, 177. 

Moylecahy, k. of C., 81. 

Moylecalgie, 100. 

Moylechraich m c D., 126. 

Moyle Clarineagh, 92. 

Moylecloiche m c Connor, 145. 

Moylecomarb, a. of Glendalough, 

Moyleconoge, 136. 

Moylecova, a. of Armagh, 143. 

k. of I., 97-99, 172. 

k. of M., 34, 101. 

k. of U., 101. 

Moylecryvie m c Toylegen, 146. 

Moyle Dawine, 284. 



Moyledihriv, St., 138. 
Moyledor, a. of Dawinis, 143. 
Moyledownye, 253, 263. 
Moyldoye m c Fenin, 107. 

m c Swyne, 104. 

Moyledoyer, b., 109. 
Moyledoyne m c Colman, 103. 

m c Scan, 107. 

Moyledoynn, 100. 
Moyledwynn, 106. 

mHugh, p. of Aileagh, 142. 

m c Hugh A., 126. 

m c Hugh B., 120. 

m c Morgissa, 137. 

son of Moynagh, 108. 

Moylefihre, 101. 
Moylefithry, 113. 
Moylefohorty, 108. 

k. of M., 157. 

Moylegarow, the, 123, 160. 
Moylegula, k. of M., 115. 
Moyle Imorchor, 119. 
Moyleissa, a Dane, 151. 

king and poet, 196. 

m c Hugh,archb.of Tuara,267. 

primate of A., 185. 

Moylekeigh mcSeannoile, 101, 107, 
Moylekevyn, a. of Tymochwa, 149. 
Moylekyeran mCon ne mboght, 

1 80. 

mRonane, 142. 

O'Maney, 160. 
Moylelonge, 108. 
Moylemartan O'Skellan, 151. 
Moylemary, Q. of I., 190. 
Moylemihie, 152. 
Moylemihil, m c F., 146. 
Moyle morey, 143. 

m c Moylemoye, 170. 

son of Cosse Warce, 151. 

Moylemorie m c Scanlan, primate, 

Moylemoye, br. of Brian B., 158. 

m c Dowgille, 165. 

Moylena, 59, 170, 184. 
Moyleowa m c Boydan, 98. 

m c Enos, 102. 

m c Foranany, 102. 

m c Tayhill, 122. 

Moylepatrick, a. of Armagh, 150. 

Moylepoile, b. of C., 165. 

m c Aileall, 147. 

Moylerge. See Moylorge. 
Moyleronye, k. of Ulster, 180. 

m c Donogh, 139. 

m c Roen, 177. 

Moylerrwayn, a. of Disert, 143. 

Tawlaghty, 127. 

Moyleseaghlyn, k. of I., 88, 115. 

m c Connor, 183. 

m c Donnell, 116, 159-165, 167- 

169, 171-173. 
m c Moyleronye, 140, 141, 148, 


m c Moyleroye, 140. 

m c Moylerwanie, 172. 

m c Neale, 143. 

More, 88. 

Moyletola, a. of Laragh B., 127. 
Moyleyghen, 122. 
Moylorge, 150, 218, 230, 241, 266, 
274, 279, 287, 288, 297, 305, 310, 

320, 321. 

princes of, 263, 271, 272, 276, 

278, 279, 281, 283, 288, 291, 294, 
296, 303-305. 309 3i5 3i6, 320, 

321, 324, 325, 327. 
Moylyn, William, 227. 
Moymoriske, 43. 
Moymucroyve, battle of, 59. 
Moymwaye, 31. 
Moynagh m c Bwyhy, 104. 

m c Colman, 122. 

m c Finyn, 106. 

m c Sachaday, 139. 

Moynarb, 42. 

Moyne, dr. of Conn C., 58. 
Moyne, son of Heremon, 30. 

son of Owgany, 42. 

Moyne Corrie, 228. 
Moyne Je, 317. 
Moyne Issye, 247, 248. 
Moyne Koysse Blaie, 120. 
Moyneailve, 42. 
Moynebrokan, battle of, 155. 
Moynealta, 13. 
Moynemore, battle of, 199. 
Moynemoye, 42, 218, 275. 
Moyne-ne-Bynne, 257. 
Moynevillan, 175. 



Moyneymyne, 235, 257. 
Moyngall mcBreacan, 149. 
Moynid Krewe, 114. 
Moynie, 30. 
Moyniss, 35, 131. 
Moynithe, 24, 107, 139. 
Moynmoye, 90, 275. 
Moynod, 58. 
Moynoye, 164, 218, 230. 
Moyntir Dornynn, 318. 

Elye, 313. 

Eolas, 273, 280, 285, 296, 325. 

Gorman, 99, 136. 

Hagan, 183, 188, 200, 323. 

Kenay, 188, 219, 290. 

Keruellan, 273. 

Keyndelan, 148. 

Kreghan, 275. 

Kyergie, 203. 

Luss, 191. 

Milchon, 219. 

Moyleynna, 200. 

Mulmerry, 285. 

Peadaghan, 253. 

Relly, 242. 

Rodan, 193. 

Swanym, 191. 

Thlaman, 183. 

Moyntir, John, 261. 

Philip, 261. . 

Moyorne, in. 
Moyrched, 31. 
Moyreyne, 149. 
Moyroth, 100. 
Moysainue, 42. 
Moyses, 19, 20. 
Moytar, 42. 
Moyteaffa, 124, 125. 
Moytoyrey, 17. 
Moyty, 92. 

Moyvile, 98, 104, 156. 
Moyvora, 180. 
Muckenagh, 246. 
Mucksnawe, 133. 
Mugron m c Enos, 139. 
Muinter. See Moyntir. 
Mullagh Rathe, 291. 
Mullamaisden, 55. 
Mulmorry O'Hargedy, 79. 
., k. of L., 166. 

Mulmorry, p. of Kerry L., 144. 

p. of Rathlin, 144. 

Mulmoye (Mulloye), k. of M., 157. 

Mulronies, 256. 

Munster, 15, 16, 28, 33, 34, 38, 42, 
4 6 >47>5556,9 6 102, 113, 126, 127, 
130, 140, 141, 146, 151, 155, 163, 
165, 181, 183-185, 188, 191-193, 
194, 198, 199, 202-204, 217, 221, 
223, 225, 226, 229, 239, 251, 267, 
277, 278, 283, 290, 302, 321, 327. 

kings of, 28, 47, 55, 58, 69, 

71-73, 81, 89, 91, 97, 100, 102, 
104, 106, 107, 109-112, 115, 117, 
120, 127, 128, 130, 131, 138, 140, 

H4> 152, 156, i57 i?5. i9 2 2 03 
226, 267. 

- men of, 31, 38, 41, 51, 55, 56, 
112, 123, 127, 130, 132, 141, 144, 
150-152, 156-158, 162, 163, 165, 
169, 172, 177, 181, 182, 184-186, 
199, 235, 267, 283. 

Murcha m c Moyledynn, 131. 

Murgaill m c Nynnea, 122. 

Murgeall m c Reaghtaioratt, 123. 

Muries, k. of C., 116. 

Murrain, 46, in, 123, 160, 256, 
263, 283, 284, 285, 327. 

Murrogh, k. of C., 116. 

m c Brayn, 112, 114. 

m c Ferall m c M., 117. 

m c Flynn O'M., 51, 180. 

m c Moyledwynn, 131. 

m c Thomas, 319. 

of Ulster, 135. 

p. of Leinster, 178. 

t son of Brian B., 167. 

son of k. Dermot, 178, 180. 

son of k. Donnell, 122. 

Murtagh Bacagh m c D., 324. 

m c Neale, 151. 

sons of, 314. 

Muskerry, p. of, 162. 

Musicians, 247, 300. 

Mwynemon, 212. 

Mynn Beaireann, a. of Achabo, 

Naas, 53, 153. 
Nadarcha, 124. 



Nahie mFiaghra, 70. 

Narb, 42. 

Nardo, 84. 

Nare, 209. 

Narhirs, the, 113. 

Name, 42. 

Ne Troye, Dermott m c S., 272. 

Neaghtin, k. of Picts, 112, 114. 

m c Derilly, 114. 

Seachnassach, 112. 

Neale Caille, 135-140, 172. 

Frossagh, 112, 115, 121, 123, 

Glunduff, 115, 116, 145, 146, 

iS3 155, i? 2 - 

Kam, 306. 

k. of Meath, 122. 

m c Eochie, 179. 

m c Eochie M., 64. 

m c Fenius, 19, 20. 

m c Ferall, 151. 

-m c Hugh, 131, 145. 
o'Coyne, 167. 

- of the 9 H., 51, 64, 65, 75, 76, 

78,88, 166, 171, 296, 314, 315. 

Tolairy, 156. 

Nealgussa, 209. 

Nean, bishop, 78. 

Neathagh, 118. 

Nector, 106. 

Nemon, of Lismore, 98. 

Neohagh, the, 306. 

Nero, 90. 

Nestorius, 106. 

Nevie, 14. 

Newae, 17. 

Newcastle o'Finnaghan, 325. 

in I. Owen, 289. 

Newman O'Seanchin, 168. 
Newtowne, 308. 
Nevy m c Srawgynn, 59. 
Nia m c Cormack, 113. 

m c Sedawyn, 45, 211. 
Nibroth, 14. 
Nicene Council, 106. 
Nicene seas, 234. 
Nicicorus, 23. 
Nicoll mMoyle Issa, 260. 
Ninnvaille, 210. 
Nisan the leper, 84, 

Niva macOirck, 113. 
Noeh, n, 12, 14, 20. 

m c Daniell, 108. 

Nobber. See Obber. 

Norannagh, 197. 

Nore, the, 15, 28. 

Normandy, 184, 215. 

Normans, 7, 139, 143, 151, 154, 


Norwich, b. of, 222-224. 
Nowafinnfaile, 36. 
Noygiallach, 64. 
Noyman of Iniscahie, 158. 
Nuada Noaght, 48. 
Nugent of Meath, 311. 
Nwa, b. of Glendalogha, 149. 
Nwadad, 210. 

Delawe, 212. 

fyn Fayle, 210. 

Nwadat mSegenye, 140. 
Nwaly, dr. of o'Connor, 325. 
Ny Melaghlin, Finola, 256. 
Nynny m c Divagh, 79. 

Oak near Kells, 95. 

Oa Meith, 133. 

Oaths, 52, 71, 196, 201, 203, 204, 


Obber, castle of the, 217. 
O'Bearrga, Cowdoly, 174. 
O'Beollan, Moylefinien, 241. 

Thomas, 246. 

O'Beyrne, 250. 

Dermott m c l., 319. 

Murrogh m c T., 319. 

O'Bichollye, G., 220. 
O' Boyle, 29, 283. 

Annyless, 253. 

arch, of Armagh, 189. 

Ceallagh, 253. 

Dermott, 276. 

Donnell, 276, 278. 

Dowgall, 253. 

Faithleagh, 253. 

Gille-Monelagh, 238. 

Melaghlen, 253. 

Moyleronye, 253. 

Neale m c D., 260. 

O'Boysgne, 61. 



O'Brackan, B., 267. 

O'Brennan, 64. 

O'Brien. See O'Bryen. 

O'Brisleans, 280. 

O'Briwynes, 120. 

O'Brogann, S.,arch. of Cashel, 259. 

O'Brothloghann, M., 183. 

O'Broyan, 57. 

O'Broyen, T., p. of Lwynie, 218. 

O'Broyn, B., a tympanist, 302. 

Geralt, 321. 

O'Broyne, 29, 320, 325. 

Bran, 325. 

Donnogh, 160. 

Faylan, 116. 

Moriegh, 120. 

Tiege, 218. 

O'Bryan, Donogh, 294. 
Mortogh, 232. 

O'Bryen, 30, 58, 191, 199, 219, 242, 

249,250, 267, 277, 290, 295, 312. 

Bryen, 211, 284. 

Bryen Bane, 286, 291. 

Bryen mT., 198. 

Bryen, p. of T., 322. 

Bryen Roe, 246, 249, 251. 

Conell, 194. 

Connor, 190-194, 196, 211, 


Connor m c Dermott, 192. 

Connor m c Donnell, 198, 203. 

Connor m c Teige, 312. 

Connor ne Suidyne, 211 . 

Connor, p. of Eoghanachts, 


Connor, p. of T., 246. 

Connor Roe, 216 

Daluagh, 305. 

Dermott, 211, 300, 302. 

Dermott Cleragh, 267. 

Donnell, 202, 206. 

Donnell Mor, 211. 

Donnogh, 211, 254, 267. 


225, 233, 237. 

Donnogh, k. of Thomond, 


Donnogh mB. Roe, 252, 254. 

Donnogh m c T., 260. 

Donnogh of Tirebryan, 294. 

O'Bryen, Donnogh, p. of Thomond, 

277, 279. 

Henry, 211. 

Kennedy, 183. 

Mahon, 211. 

Mahon m c D., 283. 

Mahon, son of Murtagh, 190. 

Moriertagh, k. of I., 184-188, 


Moriertagh m c B., 222. 

Morrogh m c M. 267. 

Murrogh na Rathine, 308. 

Morrogh, p. of I., 179. 

Murtagh, 202, 216, 222, 225, 

Murtagh, k. of Dublin, 181, 


Murtagh, k. of I., 186-190. 

Murtagh, k. of M., 196, 202, 

204, 267, 277, 286. 

Murtagh mConnor, 199. 

Murtagh of Lwyne, 232. 

Murtagh, prince, 211, 222, 


Murtagh, p. of T., 272, 277. 

Murtagh, son of Terlaugh, 


Teig, 180, 187, 199. 

Teig, k. of T., 196, 242, 309. 

Teig, son of Terlagh, 183, 


Terlagh, 211. 

Terlagh, 179, 254, 260. 

Terlagh, k. of I., 180-184, 

187, 190-192, 198, 199, 203. 
* Terlagh, k. of M., 179, 192, 

193, 199, 2OI, 2O2, 260, 293. 

Terlagh mB. Roe, 260. 

Terlagh, p. of Thomond, 260, 

Terlagh, son of Don. Carb., 

237, 248, 249. 
O'Bruyns of Brenie, 205. 
O'Byrne, 29, 308. 

Gillecriost, 284. 

O'Cahall, Gillemochoynne, 229.' 
O'Cahan, 29, 64. 243. 

Donnell, 260. 

Hugh, 242. 

Magnus, 242. 



O'Cahan, Murtagh, 242. 
O'Caharnie (Fox), 183. 

Kynath, 183. 

Melaghlen m c N., 230. 

Teig, 183. 

O'Cahassie, Kyeran, 183. 
O'Cananann, Moylecolumb, 157. 
O'Cannann, 154. 

Donnell, 163. 

Flathvertagh, 163. 

Gillicholme, 163. 

Rowrie, 155, 163. 

p. of Tirconnell, 164. 

O'Carhie, M., poet, 179. 

O'Carmackan, Finn, 223. 

O'Carmeady,C.b. of Clonfert, 213. 

O' Carroll, 309. 

O'Carry Calma, M., 170. 

O'Cassine, 170. 

Ockie, battle of, 72, 119. 

O'Clocan, cowarb of Kells, 205. 

O'Clohogan, 180. 

O'Clowan, Gillaenos, 198. 

O'Coffie, 30. 

O'Colgan, 29. 

O'Conallie, arch, of Armagh, 243. 

O'Conchennan, D., 278. 

-M., 278. 
O'Connell, p. of, 175. 

-T., 3 o 9 . 
O'Connor, 105. 
O'Connor of Affalie, 29, 57, 183, 

184, 185, 228, 266, 268, 291, 308, 

Brian, 236, 321. 

Cahall, 327. 

Cahire, 326. 

Callogh, 260, 320, 326. 

Conn, 326. 

Connor, 185. 

Cowafnie, 305. 

daughter of, 266, 324. 

Donnogh, 192. 

Felim m e Cahire, 322. 

m e Cahall, 325. 

Melaghlin, 232. 

Morish the bald, 312. 

Morrogh, 311, 320, 325, 326. 

Mortagh, 180, 260, 310. 

Mullmorey, 231, 260. 

O'Connor, Owen m c C., 325. 
O'Connor of Carbrey, 291. 

Donnell, 304, 309, 316, 325. 

Mortagh, 287. 

O'Connor of Connaught, 64, 222, 

298, 309. 

Brian m c Magnus, 281. 

Bryan m c Terlagh, 235, 281. 

Cahall, 165, 272, 273, 281, 282. 

Cahall Carragh, 215, 216, 

Cahall Crovdearg, 215-219, 

223-5, 229, 230, 251, 254. 

Cahall Duff, 325-327. 

Cahall mC. Roe, 249. 

Cahall mC. Roe, k. of C., 


Cahall m'Dermott G., 289. 

Cahall m c Donnell, 272, 279, 

281-283, 3i6. 

Cahall m c D., k. of C., 283, 284. 

Cahall mHugh, 182. 

Cahall m c Hugh B., 294, 295, 

298, 300, 302, 316. 

Cahall mHugh m c C., 241. 

Cahall m c Hugh mO., 283, 


Cahall m c Murrogh, 326. 

Cahall m c Rory, 327, 328. 

Cahall m c Teige, 246. 

Cahall mTiernan, 243. 

Cahall of C., 165. 

Cahall oge, 299-301, 312, 313, 

317-319, 322. 

Car-rick, 240. 

Charles, 234. 

Connor, 197. 

Connor m c C., 235, 238. 

Connor mCowarba C., 280. 

Connor mHugh, 237. 

Connor m c Rory, 327. 

Connor m c Teige, 283. 

Connor m c Terlagh, 194, 198. 

Connor Meanmoye, 217, 218. 

Connor Roe m c H. B., 273. 

Connor Roe m c M., 238. 

Connor, son of Terlagh, 197. 

Cormack, 235, 236. 

Cormack mRory, 291, 318. 

Dermott Backagh, 240. 



O'Connor, Dermott Gall, 272. 

Dermott mHugh, 322. 

Dermott mMagnus, 238. 

Dermot Roe, 263. 

Donn, 29, 310, 311, 312, 315, 

317, 318, 323, 327. 
Donnell, 262, 272, 275, 276, 


Donnell m c C., 305. 

Donnell m c Murtagh, 304, 309, 


Donnell of Irros, 279. 

Donnell, p. of C., 182. 

- Donnell, son of k. Terlaugh, 


Donogh, b. of Aylfynn, 238. 

Donogh Gall, 287. 

Donogh m c Rory, 276. 

Donogh More, 234. 

Donogh, son of D., 272. 

Eaght, dr. of Rowrie, 221. 

Felym, 232-239, 241, 243,245, 


Felym Cleragh, 310, 311. 

Felym, k. of C., 263, 265, 268, 

270-279, 291, 301, 307, 310, 311, 

Felym m c Cathal oge, 317, 318, 

Felym, son of Cathal C., 239, 


Hugh, 177, 179. 

Hugh Ballagh, 272. 

Hugh Breimach, 263-265, 

267, 280, 287. 

Hugh Dall, 219. 

Hugh Keige, 317. 

Hugh, k. of C., 178. 

Hugh m c C., k. of C., 230- 


Hugh m c C. Dall, k. of C., 250. 

Hugh mC. Oge, 316. 

Hugh m c Felym, k. of C., 239, 

241, 242, 245, 247-250. 
Hugh m c F. m c H., 291, 293- 

295. 297, 301, 303, 307, 308, 310, 


Hugh m c Hugh, 239, 240, 254. 

Hugh m c Hugh B., 294, 295, 


O'Connor, Hugh m c Owen, 263. 

Hugh m c Rory, 204, 232, 234. 

Hugh m c Teige, 283, 287. 

Hugh m c T., k. of C., 142. 

Hugh m c Terlaugh, 297-299. 

Hugh Moyneagh, 234, 251, 


Hugh, son of Terlaugh, 195. 

John, 272. 

John Redy, 307. 

Laughlen, 240. 

Magnus, 272, 275, 278, 279, 

285, 287. 

Magnus m c Murtagh, 238. 

Magnus Oge, 302. 

Mahon m c C., 231. 

Manus, 267, 304. 

Manus m c C. Roe, 256. 

Melaghlen mC. C., 226. 

Melaghlen m c D., 285. 

Melaghlen m c H., 232. 

Melaghlen m c M., 252. 

Moreis, 231. 

Morice, b. of Oylfin, 254. 

Morrogh, k. of Meath, 193. 

Mortagh, 272, 311. 

Mortagh m c D., 321. 

Mortagh Moyneagh, 224, 252, 


Owen Finn, 301. 

Owen m c Rory, 250. 

Prince Magnus, 287. 

Prince Teig, 178. 

Ranelt, dr. of R. O'Connor, 


Roderick, 206. 
Roe, 29,310-312,315,317, 


Roe m c Dermott, 311. 

Rory, 190, 225, 230, 305, 307. 

Rory, k. of C., 183-185, 201- 

206, 221, 230, 232, 235. 

Rory, k. of I., 3, 201, 206, 

207, 214, 230, 231. 

Rory m c Cahall, 264, 275, 276, 

Rory m c Cahall Roe, 270-273, 


Rory m c D., 275. 

Rory m c Hugh, 237. 



O'Connor, Rory m c Terlagh, 196- 
198, 206, 250, 309. 

Rory na Fidh, 279, 283. 

Teige, 325. 

Teige m c Cahall, 290. 

Teige m c Connor M., 217. 

Teige m c Conndr Roe, 238. 

Teige m c Donnell, 272. 

Teige m c Gilleroe, 231. 

Teige m c Hugh, 178. 

Teige m c Hugh mC., 237. 
Teige mMagnus, 304, 316. 

- Teige mRory, 294. 
Teige m c Terlagh, 198. 

- Teige m c T., p. of C., 287. 

Teige m c T. mC., 250. 

Terlaugh, 230, 243. 

Terlaugh, k. of C., 281, 284, 

286-288, 290-296, 316. 

Terlaugh, k. of I., 190-200. 

Terlagh m c C. C., 227. 

Terlagh m c Hugh, 239. 

Terlagh m c H. mO., 279, 284, 


Terlagh mOwen, 256. 

Terlagh m c Rory, 189, 232. 

Terlagh Oge m c H. m c T., 309, 

Terlagh Roe m c H. mF., 309, 

the abbot, 326. 

- Thomas, archb. of T., 242. 
Tiuall m c Neale, 240. 

Tomaltagh, b. of Moye Ife, 

O'Connor of Corcomroe, 30, 175. 

Donnell, 302. 

Felim m c An-enny, 302. 

O'Connor of Kerry, 30, 179. 

- Dermot, 325. 
O'Connor of Lynally, 326. 

Donnell, 302. 
O'Connor of Sligo, 29, 291. 
Cahall oge, 301. 

- Donnell m c Murtagh, 304, 316. 

Manus, 304. 

O'Conollan, Th., 278. 
O'Conway, 200. 

O'Conynges, 102. 
O'Coyne, Neale, 167. 

Octlarge m c Fogith, 104. 
O'Cullen, Mahon, 246. 
O'Daly, arch poet, 195. 

Cowchonnought, 191. 

Donnogh More, 238. 

Enos, 246, 297. 

Geffrey, 236. 

Keruell, 325. 

Loway, b. of C., 292. 

Melaghlen, 232. 

Moyle Issa, 266. 

Teige, 250. 

O'Dea, 30. 

O'Dempsey, 29, 57, 262, 305. 

Cowlen, 225, 231. 

Cullen, 232, 285. 

Dermot, 309. 

Donnell, 315. 

Donogh, 227. 

Finn, 227. 

Hugh, 203. 

Melaghlen, 228. 

Mulmorey, 327. 

Thomas, 316. 

O'Deoran, 280. 

W., 325. 

O'Dermoddaes, 277. 
O'Dermott, Cahal, 217. 
O'Dermotts, 278. 
O'Deuelyn, Connor, 278. 

Dalere -Docker, 278. 

Gillernew, 278. 

O'Docherty, 29, 64. 

Donell, 294. 

John, 294, 300. 

O'Donelan, F., 256. 
O'Dongaly, M., 184. 

O' Donnell, 29, 64, 76, 107, 247, 
252, 256, 290, 306, 316, 318-321. 

Art, 289. 

Connor, 289, 293, 307. 

Cormackm c C., 253. 

Cormack m c E., 253. 

Donnell, 233, 237, 251-253. 

Donnell, p. of Three., 237. 

Felym, 289. 

Ferlegin, 260. 

Gormphley, dr. of, 298. 

Hugh, 260, 275, 279, 289, 293. 

Hugh Boyl, 252. 



O'Donnell, John, 300. 

Loghlinn, 253. 

Magnus Eoghanach, 301. 

Magnus Meawlagh, 297. 

Melaghlen, 284. 

Melaghlen, p. of T., 238. 

Molmory, 184. 

Neale, 268. 

Neale Garwe, 297. 

Owen, 253. 

Phelym, 300. 

p. of Durlesse, 164. 

Terlagh, p. of Tirec., 260,306, 


Thomas, b. of Raphoe, 282. 

O'Donnoyle, 29. 
O'Donsynay, M., 146. 

Odor m c Flynn, 178. 
O'Dorchy, N., 261. 
O'Dornine, Hugh, 321. 
O'Dowagan, Richard, 306. 
O'Dowalgie, Fogartagh, 263. 
O'Dowdie, 64, 277, 318. 

Bryan, 262. 

Conor oge, 278. 

Faithleagh, 253, 254. 

Hugh, 1 60. 

Melaghlen, C., 278. 

. Mortagh. 278. 

Rory, 320. 

O'Dowgennan, 64. 

David, 320. 

Ferall, 293. 

O'Dowgin, Conyn, 184. 
O'Dowlen, 57. 
O'Dowley, Gillechrist, 168. 
O'Dowlies, 121. 

O'Dowlyn, k. of Fertullagh, 198. 
O'Dowoye, Bryan, 272. 
O'Doyne, 29, 57, 305, 307. 

Caroll, 306. 

David, 306. 

Donell, 305. 

Donogh, 322. 

Donnogh, k .of Moybrey, 173, 


Karoll, 322. 

Owen, 322. 

O'Duffdirma, .,242. 
H., 243. 

O'Duffie, C., archb. of C., 213, 

D., archb. of C., 194. 

Moriegh, archb. of C., 194, 

196, 197. 

Oeny, 186. 

O'Fagan, Flann, 170. 
O'Fallawyn, Dermot, 190. 

John, 291. 

O'Falie. See Affalie. 
O'Faylan, p. of L., 192. 
O'Fearghusa, 64. 
O'Feilan, 29, 192, 205, 321. 

Arraghtagh, 127. 

O'Ferrall, 30, 45, 167, 177, 191, 

232, 277,313. 

Bryan, 322. 

Cahall, race of, 328. 

Carbry, 312. 

Conuak, 328. 

Cowchonaught, 310 

Dermot, 294. 

Donell, 299. 

Donell, chief of Anallye, 


Donell Duff, 186. 

Donell m c Hugh, 266. 

Donell m c john, 308, 322. 

Ferall mJ. Galda, 278. 

Geffrey, 249, 258, 266. 

Geffrey m c G., 282, 304. 

Geffrey m c Mortogh, 266. 

Gillernew, 237, 239, 250. 

GilJernew m c G., 284. 

Hugh m c M., 266. 

r- Hugh Oge, 260. 

- John, 282, 287, 299, 306, 308, 

John m c Bryan, 322. 

- John mDonell, 321. 

Johnyn, 284. 

Matthew, 298. 

Morrogh, 308. 

Morrogh Bane, 321. 

Morrogh m c G., 196. 

Shane, 271. 

- Thomas m c A., 278. 

Thomas m c C., 321. 

- William mHugh, 278. 
Offrick m c Alfrithe, 101. 

2 C 



O'Fiachras, 120. 
O'Fiaghragh Ayney, 78, 220. 

Moye, 230, 251. 

prince of, 241. 

O'Fielan. See O'Feilan. 
O'Finallan, 30. 

M., k. of Delvin, 205. 

O'Fineann, W., b. of C., 259. 
O'Finsneaghty, J., 298. 

Melrasion, 284. 

O'Fiolan, p. of, 321. 

O' Flaherty, Murtagh, 253. 

Moyleguley, 215. 

O'Flannagan, Cahall, 272, 273. 

Connor, 291. 

Dermott, 287, 290. 

Donell, 238. 

Donnogh, b. of Oylfin, 261. 

Eoghye, 10, 12. 

- Magnus, 279. 
O'Flannagan' s daughter, 264. 
O'Flathverty, 179. 

F., 185. 

M., 215. 

Rory, 218. 

O'Flattylie, G., 184. 

Hugh, 184, 194. 

O'Flynn, 30, 64. 

Bryan, 254. 

Fiaghra, 258. 

- Flann, arch, of Tuam, 241. 

Gillenewe, 193. 

- Hugh, 247. 
O'Fogarty, F., 185. 
O'Fohertie, 182. 
O'Foirvhen, D., a. of C., 147. 
O'Forga, 178, 240. 
O'Foylan, 57, 195. 

of the Desies, 222. 

p. of L., 192. 

tanist of, 325. 

O'Fox, 29, 64, 187, 230, 231, 233, 

308, 322, 323. See Fox. 
O'Furie, primate of Armagh, 236. 
O'Gair, A., 176. 
O'Gara, Rory, 241. 
O'Garie, D., 287. 

T., 243. 

O'Garmley. See O'Gormley. 
O'Gartie, 30. 

O'Gassine, 267. 
O'Gawyn, battle of, 106. 
O'Gerans, 182. 
Ogham, 286. 
Oghterard, 185. 
Oghtertyre, 264. 
O'Giarans. See O'Gerans. 
O'Gibbelan, Florence, 256. 

Morish, 286. 

Ognie, earl of, 207. 
O'Gormley, 197, 300. 

Awley, 243 . 

Enna, 253. 

Melaghlen, 293, 300. 

Melaghlin, chief, 262. 

Neale, 197, 234. 

O'Gwary, C., 127. 
O'Haillealla, 117. 

Cormac, 155. 

O'Hanlon, 305. 

Cownley, 243. 

Magnus, 283. 

Neale, p. of Orhir, 283. 
O'Hanly, Hugh, 317. 

Imer, 308. 

John, 317. 

Teige, 266. 

O'Hanvye, p. of Fearbill, 186. 
O'Hara, 277, 284, 318, 319. 

Art, p, of Lwynie, 278. 

Connor God, 223. 

Donell, 246. 

Farall, 285. 

John, 310. 

Teige, 320. 

O'Hargedy, M., 79. 
O'Harie, 30. 

John, 290. 

Morrogh, 194. 

- Taighleagh, 194. 
O'Harlagh, 30. 
O'Hart, p. of E. Teaffa, 187. 
O'Harty, Mortagh, 244. 
O'Hawaile, R., poet, 305. 
O'Haylyeaghty, F., 113. 
O'Heignye, p. of Fermanagh, 216, 


O'Heiraisscol, 30. 
O'Helye, Dermot, 263. 

Magnus, 313. 



O'Helye, Murtagh, 313. 
O'Heoaine, F., 115. 
O'Heoghaa, 207. 

D., k. of U., 185. 

G., k. of U., 191. 

R., k. ofU., 216. 

O'Heogussie, Enos, 297. 
O'Heossye, Adam, 260. 
O'Heredin, 29. 
O'Heyne, N., 285, 

Owen, 241. 

O'Hiffernan, 30. 
O'Higgin, Matthew, 292. 
Ohinbeg, 112. 
Ohinmore, 112. 

Ohnie Mulrian, 255. 
O'Hogan, b. of Killaloe, 238. 

Swynie, 128. 

O'Hoyne, M., p. of Ayny, 167. 
O'Hugh, G., p. of Teaffa, 168. 

Hugh, 193. 

O'Hughtann, D., 163. 
Oicke, battle of, 73. 

Oilill Anye, 43. 

k. of C., 72. 

k. of Ossory, 101. 

m c Ross, 47. 

Molt, 71, 72, 171. 

Molt Invanna, 83. 

son of Art, 38. 

son of Conlye, 45. 

Oillealla Olcheoyn, 210. 
Oisle, 151. 

O'Kahallaine, A., 154. 
O'Kaharnie, Kyriath, 183. 

Moriegh, 218. 

T. Sheannagh, 183. 
O'Kananann, F., 164. 
O'Kannanann, R. m c Neale, 163. 
O'Karuell, Kien, 307. 

p. of Loghlein, 189. 

O'Keally, Gillekoewgyn, 228. 
O'Keansellye, king of, 73, 120, 

150, 158, 168. 

O'Keansellyes, 129, 132, 160, 184. 
O'Kearney, J., a. of C., 127. 
O'Kehernie, b. of Ferns, 186. 

chief, 308. 

O' Kelly of Brey, 29, 43, 51, 125, 

129, 136, 156, 228. 

O'Kelly of Imaine, 29, 63, 97, 120, 
130, 194, 195, 240, 255, 277, 287, 
293, 296, 299, 302, 307, 309, 318, 

323, 324- 

Ardvron, 120. 

Bryan, 240. 

Caffye, 120. 

Cahall m c Teige, 254. 

Cathrannah, 120. 

Con m c Donough, 294. 

Connor, 181. 

Connor Kearruagh, 296. 

Connor, p. of Imaine, 281, 


Dery, 240. 

Donell, p. of Imaine, 256. 

Donnogh C., 299 

Donnogh m c Hugh, 293. 

Donnogh Moyneagh, 261. 

Donnogh, prince, 181. 

Edmund, 323. 

Edmund m c W. ,311. 

Feraagh, 310. 

Ferall, 287. 

Gilbert, 272, 283. 

Hugh, 310. 

Melaghlen, prince, 305, 327. 

Morrogh m c C., 255. 

Morrogh mM., 221. 

Morrogh O'B., 309. 

Moylekieran, 220. 

Murtagh, archb. of C., 327. 

Owen mD., 309. 

Soirvrechagh, 196. 

Syacus, tanist, 257. 

Teige, 244, 261, 272, 273, 275, 

277, 278. 

Teige m c Teige, 293. 

Teige Oge m c T., 305. 

Teige, p. of I., 167, 194, 277. 

William, 298. 

-William O'D., 293, 
O'Kellyes of Ley, 313. 
O'Kendalan, C., 201. 
O' Kennedy, 30, 309. 

Gillekewgyn, 252. 

Murrogh o'B., 309. 

O'Kenny, Sayrgus, 138. 
O'Keoghie, k. of Ulster, 202. 
O' Kerry, Donell, 242. 




O'Kervell, 30, 58, 280. 

b. of Uriell, 213. 

Donnell, 232. 

Donnogh, k. of Uriell, 201, 

202, 205, 215. 

Donnogh mW., 306. 

Kien, t. of Elye, 307. 

-Teige, p. of Eli, 322, 323, 


O'Keyne, Gilleherie, 243. 
O'Keyrgie, Gillemorie, 182. 
O'Kierga, Gillegot, 200. 
O'Kiergie, Gillepatrick, 181. 

Rory, 227. 

O'Killen, Cormack, 189. 
O'Kindelan, Donnell, 169. 
O'Kinnerge, Kyan, 242. 
O'Kinsealyes. See O'Keansellyes. 
O'Koewan, M., 186. 
O'Konolley, M., 163. 
O'Konoly, D., 162. 

Flann, 117. 

O'Konoyle, Hugh, 185. 
O'Koyn, Glaisden, 186. 
O'Krychan, p. of Fearnoy, 191. 
O'Kwanna, M., 187. 
O'Kyenan, Rory, 312. 
O'Kyergie, Carbrey, 203. 

Hugh, 165. 

Moyleronye, 163. 

Ulgarg, 165. 

O'Laghtna, b. of Tuam, 298. 
-D., p. of Teaffa, 165. 

O'Laghtnann, a. of Assaroe, 261. 
L., b. of Oylfinn, 284. 

O'Layhen, p. of Uriell, 182. 

Olchover, k. of Cashel, 140. 
k. of Munster, 115. 

m c Eyrck, 128. 

Oleagh Neyde, 24. 

O'Leihlovar, p. of Dalnary, 144. 

O'Leygachan, Cowley, 221. 

Hugulat, 216. 

O'Liahan, 168. 

C., 142. 

Olleal, 35. 

Ollowe Fodla, 34, 35, 213. 

O'Lochan, Cwan, 173, 174. 

O'Locheny, C., 116. 

O'Loogan, Seannan, 173. 

Olorb, the, 62. 
O'Loughlynn, Dermot, 246. 

John, 246. 

Mahon, 254. 

O'Loyngsie, F., 188, 189. 
O'Macnya, F., 119. 
O'MacWais, 103, 145, 189. 
O'Madden, 29, 63, 244, 277, 

Cahall, 256, 322. 

Finola, 322. 

Helen, 244. 

John, 278. 
Murrogh, 278. 

Murrogh, p., 296, 308. 

Owen, 290, 296. 

Owen m c M., 323. 
O'Mahon, 58. 

Gregory, archb. of C., 315. 

k. of U., 179. 
O'Maille, Cormack, 292, 328. 

Donnell Roe, 292. 

territory of, 238, 249. 

Thomas, b. of E. Downe, 


O'Male. See Imaile. 
O'Malone, Cahall, 221. 

Hugh, 200, 235. 

Moilekieran, 244. 

O'Manchan, Brehawe, 186. 
O'Manie. See Imaine. 
O'Mannynn, 306. 
O'Manon, Murrogh, 278. 
O'Mayne. See Imayne. 
O'Mayney, M., 160. 
O'Meaghayre, 309. 
O'Mealie. See O'Maille. 
O'Melaghlen, 29, 43, 51, 64, 72, 

121, 122, 128, 130, 140, 144, 172, 

184, 195, 277, 

Art, 214, 221. 

Artm c C., 244, 245, 250, 254, 


Art More, 296, 310. 

Art na Gaislean, 254. 

Art, son of Art, 310. 

Art, son of Murrogh, 192, 


Bryan, 255. 

Carbry, 243, 255, 256, 257. 


O'Melaghlen, Carbry, k. of M., 

254- 2 57- 

Carbry m c Art, 257. 

Conn, 176. 

Connor, 51, 176-178, 180, 187, 

189, 240. 

Connor, grandson of D., 192. 

Connor, k. of I., 133, 135. 

Connor, k. of Meath, 180, 


Connor m c Donnell, 156. 

Connor m c D. Bregagh, 251. 

Connor m c Keruell, 163. 

Connor m c M., 186, 187, 193. 

Connor, prince, 146, 194. 

Connor, p. of Tara, 178. 

Cormack Ballagh, 296, 301. 

Cormack m Art, 225, 226,228, 

232, 235, 236. 

Cormack m c C., 258. 

Dermott, k. of Meath, 202- 

204, 206. 

Dermott m c D., 200. 

Dermott Roe, 240. 

Donnell, 189, 225, 226, 252. 

Donnell Bregach, 226, 233, 


Donnell m c D., 225, 226. 

Donnell m c Flynn, 147, 182, 

184, 185, 190. 

Donnell m c en Gott, 189. 

Donnell m c Hugh B., 173. 

Donnell m c M., 194, 196, 198. 

Donnell, p. of Aileagh, 180. 

Donnogh, k. of Meath, 149, 

151, 189, 192, 200, 216. 
Donnogh m c D., k. of Meath, 

201-205, 209. 
Donnogh m c D., p. ofTaragh, 

Donnogh m c F., 146-149, 184. 

Donnogh m c M., 186, 187, 

189, 198, 200, 205, 216. 

Donnogh ne Maliagh, 232. 

Flann, 176, 254. 

Flayhenn, 184. 

Henry, 23 1 . 

Hugh m c Flynn, 146. 

Kearnaghan, 182. 

Melaghlen, 221, 256. 

O'Melaghlen, Melaghlin Beg, 221, 


Melaghlin m c C., 181, 183. 

Melaghlin m c M., 229. 

Melaghlin m c Morrogh, 198, 

199, 204, 205. 
Melaghlin m c M., k. of M., 

204, 205. 

Melaghlin Oge, 228. 

Morrogh, 252, 257. 

Morrogh, k. of M., 190-197, 

199, 200, 214. 

Morrogh, k. of T., 192. 

Morrogh m c C., 180, 181, 183. 

Morrogh m c Flynn, 51, 180. 

Mortagh, 198. 

Mortagh m c Flynn, 181. 

Mortagh m c Melaghlen, 221. 

Moylerwanie God, 158. 

Moyleseachlin m c C., 183. 

Moyleseachlin m c C., 182, 183. 

Moyleseachlin m c M., 191. 

Moyleseachlin more, 200. 

Murtagh, 221, 232. 

Roen, 175. 

Tailty, dr. of, 190. 

the knight, 232. 

O'Molchonry. See O'Mulchonry. 
O'Mollan, Leyseach, 325. 
O'Molloye, 29, 51, 64, 250, 257. 

Albyn, b. of Femes, 229. 

Conor mOwen, 316. 

Cowchoigry, 313. 

Dermott, 308. 

Donnell m c T., 308, 323. 

Donnogh, k. of Fearcall, 191. 

- Ferall m c Theobald, 308, 325. 

Ferall, p. of Fearcall, 246. 

Ferall, the son of, 193. 

Fingonie, 147. t - 

Gillebryde, 180. 

Gillecolume, 232. 

Hugh. 307, 322. 

Meyler m c Theobald, 308. 

Morrogh, 228. 

Mortagh, 191. 

Mowgroyn, 157. 

Rory, 193. 

O'Mooney, Comynge, 118. 
Feardownagh, 156. 



O'Mooney, Moyle Kovay, 123. 

Moynagh, 126. 

Moyneagh of Loghtere, 124. 

O'More, 30, 45, 57, 232, 300. 

Collogh, 10, 14, 25. 

Denis, b. of Oylfin, 233. 

Faghtna, 325. 

Faghtna m c D., 306. 

Gillepatrick, 324. 

Goyheynie, 142. 

Lysagh, 304. 

m c Rath, 203. 

Rory, p. of Lease, 298. 

O'Morey, 167. 
O'Morie, C., 243. 
O'Morie, prince of, 312. 
O'Moriean, M., b. of C., 227. 
O'Morrey, A., 175, 187. 

C., 185, 243. 

O'Moylechonrie. ,5><?O'Mulchonry. 
O'Moyledory, 29, 173. 

Enos, 157. 

Hugh, 162. 

Molrony, 175. 

- Neale, 178. 

p. of Tyrconnell, 157, 162, 

168, 178. 

O'Moyledowyne, b. of C., 189. 
Cahall, 258. 

Gillecomye, 253. 

O'Moylefin, M., 177. 
O'Moylefomer, 213. 
O'Moylefomore, M., 241. 
O'Moylemihie, F., 158. 

G., 179. 

O'Moyleoyer, E., 117. 
O'Moyleoyne, M., a. of C., 233. 
O'Moyleronie, Dermott m c C., 223. 

Dermott m c T., 243. 

m c Roen, 177. 

Tany, 264. 

O'Moylerwayne, K. m c D., 217. 
O'Moyletelcha, D., 169. 
O'Mulchonry, 64. 

Clarus, 240, 243. 

Gregory, 323. 

Moylynn, 10, 309. 

Tanaige, 10, 311. 

O'Mullana, 29. 
O'Mullmyay, 273. 

O'Mulloye. See O'Molloye. 
O'Mullronye. See O'Moyleronie. 
O'Mynnachan, 189. 
Onagh, a. of Lismore, 124. 
O'Naillealla, Seanchwa, 79. 
Onchowe, 149. 
O'Neaghten, 29, 63. 
Christina, 246. 

Robert, 252. 

William Boy, 311. 

O'Neaghagh, of Munster, 302. 

of Nardo, 84. 

of Ulster, 150, 173, 296, 306, 


O'Neale of Tyrone, 29, 54, 88, 91, 

92, 95, 100, 112, 113, 116, 117, 

124, 131, 137, 141, 167, 168, 201, 

216, 221, 223-225, 252, 256, 269, 


Bryan, 242, 243. 

Bryan mB., 324. 

Bryan m c D., 282. 

Bryan m c Hugh, 298. 

Conor m c Bryan, 312. 

Connley, 323. 

Cownley m c D., 284. 

Cownley m c Neale, 322. 

Donnell, 281, 282, 303. 

Donnell, k. of I., 157, 158. 

Donnell m c Bryan, 256, 284. 

Donnell m c Henry, 315, 324. 

Donnell, p. of Tireowne, 282. 

Flaithvertagh, 174. 

Henry, 306, 307. 

Henry Ainrey, 315. 

Henry mHugh Boy, 296. 

Hugh, 164, 281. 

Hugh Boye, 254. 

Hugh Boyle m c D., 252. 

Hugh, k. of Aileagh, 230, 


Hugh, k. of U., 299, 300,301, 


Hugh Oge, 309. 

Hugh, p. of Tirone, 164, 165. 

Hugh Reawar, 291. 

John, 281. 

Murtagh, 144. 

Neale, 303. 

Neale Kulanagh, 256. 



O'Neale of Tyrone, Neal m c B., 268, 

Neal More m c H., 313, 315, 


Neale Oge, 299, 313, 315, 

319. 3 2 o. 

of Clan Hugh Boye, 282, 299. 

of Moybrey, 142. 

of the north, 29, 64, 113, 131, 

141, 201. 

of the south, 113, 138. 

of the west, 29, 64, 95, 113, 


Rory, 302. 

the Red, 236. 

O'Nolan, 29, 57, 167. 

Donnell, 321. 

Eochy, 194. 

Onora, dr. of U. Burke, 309 . 
O'Nosyn, H., archb. of C., 203. 

'Nwaat, M., 182. 
Ophaly. SeeASalie. 
Oran, 104. 
Orb, 42. 
Orba, 28, 30. 
Orcades, 113, 166,244. 
O'Reachann, Connor, 305, 
Orear Anoghlae, 141. 
O'Reignie, 244. 
O'Reilly, 29, 64, 103, 313, 314. 

Cahall, 233, 237, 244. 

Cowchonoght, 237, 302, 303. 

Godfrey, 205. 

Melaghlen, 285. 

Philip, 302. 

Shane, 314, 

Teige, 237. 

Thomas, 314. 

Orestes, 77. 

Orhanagh, b. of Kildare, 138. 
Orhir, the, 283. 
O'Riagan, Flanagan, 147. 

Mahon, 174. 

Oriell. See Uriell. 
Orlaith, 179. 
Orlath, q. of I., 152. 
Ormond, 193, 199, 255. 

Earl of, 309, 322, 324. 

Orney, 42. 

O'Ronow, Ceallach, 182. 

O'Ronow, Eoyn, 305. 
O'Royrck, 29, 64, 168, 173, 177, 
186, 195, 277, 288, 302, 310, 313, 

Art, 170, 183. 

Art, prince, 288. 

Cahall mDonnell, 287. 

Cahall m c Hugh, 315. 

Cahall the Deaf, 300. 

Donnell Oge, 325. 

Donnogh, son of K., 182, 


Ferall, 167. 

Ferall, k. of C., 168. 

Ferall m c Ularg, 285. 

Flavertagh, 319. 

Hugh, 316. 

Hugh, k. of Delvin B., 178. 

Hugh m c Art, 179. 

Hugh m c Ferall, 320. 

Hugh, p. of Brenie, 297, 298. 

king of Breffnie, 277. 

Koyleagh, 182. 

Magnus, 313. 

Matthew m c C., 297. 

Matthew mT., 300. 

Neale, 165, 280. 

Owen, 313,314. 

Shane, 323. 

son of, 297. 

Teige, 305. 

Tiernan, 191, 196, 198, 200- 


Tigernan, p. of Brenie, 305, 


Ularg, 281,303. 

Uloyge, 277. 

'Orpheus, 18. 
O'Rwadan, b., 213. 
O'Salerna, b. of Twayme, 241. 
O'Scopa, b. of Rathbothe, 250. 
O'Seaghnoseye, 64. 

Gillenenew, 229. 

Mortagh Garve, 324. 

Osfa, k. ofE., 128. 
O'Sheanchin, N., 168. 
O'Sheile, 29. 
O'Skellan, M., 151. 
O'Skyngin, Dermott, 302. 
O'Sleivtyne, Hugh, in. 



Osrith, 112. 

Ossill, a Dane, 134. 

Ossory, 89, 109, no, 117, 144, 148, 
149, 151, 152, 157, 170, 174,. 175, 
176, 181, 185, 188, 192, 193, 194, 
201, 202, 203, 207, 240, 309. 

kings of, 69, 81, 89, 91, 97, 

101, 103, 105, 109, 115, 117, 128, 
139, 144, 148, 149, 164, 176, 178, 
184, 206, 303, 309. 

Ossve, battle of, 104. 

Ossve, k. of Saxons, 105, 108, 109, 


Ossyn m c Finn, 62. 
Ossyny Foda, 105. 
Osu, battle of, 103. 
O'Suarte, 169. 
O'Sullevan, 321. 

Bearrie, 321. 

Connor, 321. 

More, 321. 

Owen, 321. 

Philip, 25. 

the bald, 321. 

Oswald, 102, 103. 

O'Swany of Rahin, 118, 119, 


O'Teige, John, 317. 
Othlyn, plains of, 151 
Othna more, 105, 112. 
O'Tigernie, T., 129. 
OToole. See O'Twahall. 
Ottyre Earle, 134. 
O'Twahall, 29, 194, 320. 

David, 305. 

Felim, 325. 

Hugh, p. of O'Male, 305. 

Hugh, t. of Imaile, 325. 

Lorcan, archb. of Dublin, 

213, 214. 

Lorcan, p. of Leinster, 228. 

Murrogh, 192. 

Owgarie, 194. 

- Phelim, p. of Morie, 325. 

Shane Roe, 312. 

Ouchawe m c Sarann, 106. 
Ova, battle of, 98. 
Owa, battle of, 180. 
Owen, 43, 46. 

Bell, k. of C., 79. 

Owen, b. of Ardstrathy, 99. 

Britt, b. of Kildare, 141. 

house of, 43, 46. 

k. of M., 72. 

k. of Scotland, 115. 

Kymboye, 115. 

m c Corcrann, 84. 

mNeale, 131, 172. 

m c Torvey, 136. 

Manisdreagh, 132, 135. 

More, 58, 59. 

son of Nial, 64, 126, 127. 

Owgaire m c A., k. of L., 170. 
Owgany More, 41-43, 210. 
Owna, dr. of O'Connor, 316. 
Owran, 217. 

Oycke, 121. 

Oylfyn, 217, 220, 239, 240, 256, 263, 

286, 294, 326. 
- bishops of, 233, 238, 254, 261, 

262, 267, 284, 298, 324, 326. 

Palladius, 65. 

Pallium, 242. 

Pannias, 15, 16. 

Pantha, 103, 104, 105, 108, no. 

Papirion, Cardinal, 199. 

Pariena, 105. 

Paris of Troy, 18. 

Parthia, 22. 

Paschal Cycle, 77. 

Patrick m c lver, 159. 

- St., 3, 20, 63, 65-70, 73, 74, 
78, 89, 92, 107, 116, 122, 127, 
128, 131, 136, 145, 148, 171, 
197, 204, 307, 309, 326. 

cowarbs of, 74, 136, 150, 164, 


Island of, 128. 

Paul, St., 49, 224. 

Paule m c Teige, 310. 

Pelagian heresy, 70. 

Pelagius, pope, 84, 89. 

Persia, 99. 

Persye, Meyler, 257. 

Pestilence, 83, 129. 

Peter, St., 49, 224, 228. 

Pettit, Sir Adam, 256. 

William, 225. 

38 5 

Pharao, 19, 20, 22. 
Philip 4th, of Spain, 25. 

-St., 49. 
Philippicus, in. 
Philippus, in. 
Phrygia, 49. 
Phylistines, 21. 
Physicians, 82. 
Pictland, 26, 65, 74, 108, 120, 141. 
Picts, 25, 26, 70, 88, 101, 107, in, 

114, 115, ug.y 
kings of,; 71, 74, 88, 89, 97, 

101-107, IO 9 IIO > JI 3> IJ 4> IJ 6, 

120, 123. 
Pilgrimages, no, 120, 136, 149, 

159, 160, 175, 179, 226, 229, 236, 


Pillars of lightning, 154. 
Placida, 70. 
Plagues, 177, 186, 297, 301, 308- 

310, 322, 323, 325, 328. 
Plunketts, 30. 
Poetry, 34, 39, 51, 61, 150, 250, 

256, 258, 297, 319. 
Poets, 34, 39, 44, 58, 143, 149, 150, 

161, 169, 173, 179, 182, 190, 191, 

195, 196, 198, 238, 246, 250, 256, 

258, 266, 286, 292, 297, 298, 305, 

309, 310, 322, 325, 327. 
Poison, 64. 
Pompeius, 44. 
Pontus, 109. 
Popes, 51, 52, 61, 65, 69-78; 84, 

89, 91, 98, 99, 103, 104. 106, 112, 

123, 179, 199, 204, 213, 222, 224, 
229, 236, 246, 267, 286. 

Portlick, 147, 247. 
Port-na-tri-namhad, 316. 
Portugall, 22. 

Pox, the pied, 109, 156, 285, 304. 
Power, Pierce, 239. 

William, 216. 

Powers, 30. 

Preachers, order of, 254. 
Premonstra, order of, 243, 244. 
Prendergasse, John, 258. 

William, 271, 277. 

Sir William, 261. 

Priam, 21. 

Princely Institutions, 60. 

Prophecies, 62, 74, 80, 83, 84, 92, 

124, 138, 143, 148. 
Psalms of David, 87. 
Psalter of Cashel, 8. 

Queran, of Beladoyn, 122. 

- St. of C., 75, 79-83, 89, 93, 
94, 99, 104, 113, 118, 122, 127, 
133, 140, 147, 161, 163, 169-171, 
176, 177, 181, 182, 184, 190, 197, 
200, 201, 206, 214, 217, 224. 

cowarbs of, 160, 171, 188, 

189, 192, 195, 200, 201, 204, 
213, 224. 

of Dawinis, 147. 

of Kells, 178. 

of Tymonna, 125, 126. 

Race of Bowyne, 113. 

- Carbry, 107, 108, 1:3. 

Carbry Crom, 137. 

Carbry m c Neale, 171. 

Conell Criowhan, 172. 

Connell Gulban, 126, 127, 


Dahye m c F., 171. 

Dalgaisse, 158. 

Fiagh m c N., 266. 

Gartnayt, 108. 

Hugh Slane, 124-126, 131, 

Icova, 117. 

k. Dahye, 171. 

k. Lagerie, 148, 169, 178, 187, 

190, 201. 

Manie m c Neale, 64, 69, 125, 


Owen, 43, 46, 126, 127, 131, 


Rachrann, 102, 122, 127. 
Ragainn, in. 
Ragall, 97. 
Ragally, 105. 

m c Treadagh, 103. 

Rahin, 102, 118, 119, 127, 191, 196, 

220, 221, 226, 233. 
Ranalt, dr. of O'Ferall, 232. 
Randolph, e. of Antrim, 209. 

a Dane, 153, 163. 

m c Awley, 159. 



Randolph m c Donnell, 209. 
- m c Hymer, 168. 

m c Morey, 191. 

the Dane, 152. 

Ranell O'Hemer, 134. 

Ranelt, dr. of O'Connor, 225. 

Rathangan, 129. 

Rathbeg, 88. 

Rathbehie, 28, 29. 

Rathbothe, 95, 251, 282 

Rathbrendon, 196. 

Rathcashell, 249. 

Rathconrath, 306. 

Ratheyney, 151. 

Rathgwayrie, 223. 

Rath-Hugh m c Brick, 308. 

Rathkrae, 184. 

Rathlin, 144, 177. 

Rathlowrie, 133. 

Rathmore, 109, 268. 

Rathmoyeanye, 126. 

Rathmoyle, 300. 

Rathonie, 28. 

Rathouth, 207. 

Raths, 15, 28, 31. 

Rattynie, 158. 

Ravenna, 70, 72. 

Rawaghan, 198. 

Raymond de la Grosse, 207, 214. 

Red Daughter, the, 134. 

Reaghlawra, a. of Leih, 138. 

Reaghtaury, 156. 

Red Earl, the, 258, 260, 270, 271, 


Sea, 19, 20. 

Shanks. See Dalriada. 

Relics, 94, 108, 139, 155, 197, 251. 

of St. Adawnanus, 114, 133. 

of St. Columkille, 132. 

of St. Dochonna, 128. 

of St. Patrick, 127, 326. 

Renan, k. of Leinster, 97. 
Reyne, 42. 

Rhymes, 39. 
Riched, 158. 
Richard L, k. of E., 216. 

II., k. of E., 322. 

k. of France, 175. 

m c en Miley, 323. 

ne Koylle, 248. 

Richard Strongbow, 207. 

Rie, the, 124. 

Rigallan m c Conyng, 101. 

Rindown, 25, 204, 216, 232, 235, 

236, 249, 270. 
Rings, 34. 
Rional, 16. 

Roadanus, a. of Lorha, 85-88. 
Robert Moylann, 136. 

the curtois, 184. 

Rocean, 31. 

Roch m c Maffias, 31. 
Roche, David, 243. 
Rochnia, a. of C., 126. 
Rochoeyne, 212. 
Rochork m c Gollann, 31. 
Rochry, 213. 

Rodanus. See Roadanus. 
Roen, p. of Meath, 175. 
Roheaghty, 210, 212. 

k. of I., 33, 36. 

Rithdearg, 41, 42, 211. 

Roirck. See O'Royrck. 
Romans, 12, 44, 46, 84, 89, 91, 103. 
Rome, 3, 44, 49, 50, 54, 6 1, 65, 69, 

174, 179, 228, 242, 246, 256, 262, 
Ronan, a. of C., 139. 

mBeraye, 107, 108. 

m c Colman, 100. 

Rood, the holy, 239. 
Rory, son of Dela, 15, 16. 

- k. of L., 115. 

Roscommon, 123, 129, 220, 241, 
245, 247, 249, 250, 251, 261, 262, 
268, 270, 277, 293, 295, 300, 304, 


Roscrea, 143, 147, 149, 202. 
Rose de Hoileagh, 15. 
Ross, 46. 

Rossawyn glass, 212. 
Rosse, 213. 
Rosseglassie, 231. 
Rossemide, 206. 
Rossemore, 138. 
Roua, 277. 

Rouartagh m c Mooney, 1264 
Rouaye Connell, 128, 204. 
Rovartagh, 142. 
Rowanus. See Roadanus. 



Rowrie, 213. 

m c Sitrick, 45, 46. 

son of Bartoleme, 13. 

Royndown. See Rindown. 
Roynie Roe, 209. 
Ruadhan. See Roadanus. 
Rubinn, 113. 
Rules of St. Aidan, 122. 
; of St. Ailve, 127. 

of St. Brandon, 118. 

of St. Columkille, 119. 

of St. Coman, 127. 

of St. O'Swany, 118. 

of St. Patrick, 116, 122, 131, 


of St. Queran, 118, 122, 127. 

of St. Sagnus, 120. 

Rurhagh, 13. 
Rwabehy, 193. 
Rwadan, b. of Lusk, 144. 
Rwaragh, battle of, 123. 
Rwarck, k. of L., 115. 
Ryndowne. See Rindown. 

Sabinianus, pope, 98. 

Sagnus, St., 120. 

Saithne, 183. 

Salamon, 209. 

Salmons, 178. 

Sam, 12. 

Samias Nimas, 14. 

Sampson, 21. 

Sanctuaries, 131. 

Sane, k. of E., 192. 

Santford, John, Deputy, 256. 

Sanv, 42. 

Saracens, 258. 

Sarad, 58. 

Saran, a. of Beanchor, 118. 

m c Cridan, 106. 

Saraynne, 212. 
Sattynn, battle of, 100. 
Sauall, church of, 170. 
Savage, Henry, 309. 

Revellyn, 309. 

Richard, 301. 

Sir Robert, 300. 

Savia, 23. 
Saw, 58. 

Sawarle, 209. 

Sawe, dr. of Burke, 308. 
dr. of O'Neale, 312. 

Sawhyn, of Clonbrony, 117. 

Sawthurst, 84. 

Saxolve, 137. 

Saxons, 9, 70, 72, 97, 100, 101, 102, 
105, 108, 109, in, 112, 131,141, 
142, 145, 146, 148, 149, 151, 152, 

*54. 179- 
Saxony, 194. 

Sayer, 89, 118, 130, 138, 142, 156. 

Sayrbrey, a. of C., 127. 

Sayrgus O'Cahaille, 124, 

O'Kenny, 136. 

Sayuer, the, 13. 

Scanlagh m c Clonbayren, 119. 

Scanlan, a. of Louth, 106. 

k. of M., 72. 

m c Kinley, 97. 

more m c Kynfoyle, 103, 240. 

Scannall, a. of Kilkenny, 124. 

b. of Kildare, 143. 

m c Gorman, 147. 

Scannlan m c Cahall, 167. 

Scathyne, a. of Durrow, 155. 

Schools, 7, 8. 

Scithia, 19, 22, 23. 

Scota, 22, 23. 

Scotland, 26, 27, 29, 43, 46, 50, 63, 
71, 72, 78, 80, 82, 88, 90-94, 96, 
128, 132, 149, 151, 159, 167, 241, 
258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 277, 281, 
289, 327. 

kings of, 26, 45, 50, 69, 74, 80, 

88, 90, 96-98, 101, in, 115, 120, 

'145, 156-158, 163, 185, 187, 200, 

204, 261, 268, 279, 281. 
men of, 68, 88, 149, 163, 237, 

269, 271, 281. 
Scribes, 113, 114, 122, 124, 126, 

128, 129, 132, 136, 138, 139, 140- 

142, 147, 149, 150, 169. 
Scroope, 327, 328. 
Scrubleith, 268. 
Sdarne, 14. 
Seachnall, 69. 
Seachnassagh, k. of I., 101, 108, 

m c Arueay, 109. 



Seachnassagh of Dorowe, 149. 

p. of Imaine, 112. 

son of Blathmack, 107. 

Seaga, 28. 

Seaisse, 74, 273. 

Sealuy, 116. 

Seanagh Garve, 100. 

Seanchan, a. of Imleach, 122, 124. 

m c Colman, 91. 

Seang Rifflar, 23. 
Seangan m c Dela, 15, 16. 
Secundinus, 69, 70. 
Sedna Art, 33, 213. 

Anerie, 37, 212. 

Sedragh m c Sobarchinn, 124. 

Segain m c llkwid, 106. 

Segasse, 273. 

Segeni, a. of Hy, 102, 104. 

Segine, b. of Armagh, no. 

Seirgall o'Daingne, 124. 

Semiramis, 13, 14. 

Senagh, b. of Clonard, 90. 

Seolmoy, 42. 

Sept of Balle-Athboy, 308. 

of Boynnean, 257. 

Clandownye, 257. 

Colman, 51. 

Clone, 308. 

Comninstown, 308. 

Donogh, 257. 

Finyne, 257. 

Firbolgs, 15, 16. 

Fomores, 15, 282. 

- Heber, 5, 29-33, 36, 209, 210, 

212, 213. 
Heremon, 5, 29-31, 33, 35-38, 

43. 45. 50, 209. 

Hugh Slane, 51,172. 

Ire, 29, 30. 

Lauthus, 29, 30, 58. 

Leackagh, 257. 

Lismayne, 308. 


Moycashell, 308. 

Newtowne, 308. 

O'Neals, 54. 

O'Roirck, 191. 

Tuatha de Danaan, 17. 

Ulster, 35. 

Septs, 8, 29, 54, 63, 64, 125. 

Sergeants, 85, 148. 

Sesibutus, 99. 

Seth, n, 21. 

Sevdan, a. of Kildare, 115. 

Severinus, pope, 99. 

Seysye, 235. 

Shannon, the, 93, 120, 130, 137, 

158, 159, 165, 184, 191, 194, 196, 

204, 229, 237, 247, 269, 274, 
Sheriffs, 238, 239, 242, 261. 
Shiell m c Feray, 132. 
Showers of blood, &c., 112, 121, 


Shrines, 94, 158, 175, 197. 
Silagh, 22. 
Sile Anmcha, 175, 188, 192, 202, 

219, 244, 255, 256, 296, 299. 

Daly, 142. 

Dluhy, 102. 

Morraye, in, 187, 194, 239, 

251, 263-265,270, 276, 279, 294, 

309, 311, 323. 

Moyleroyne, 193. 

Ronan, 189, 203, 221. 

Sawa, 58. 

Silelawe, 213. 

Sillan, a. of Moibille, 99. 

b. of Daiwinis, 105. 

Sillane m c Comyn, 98. 
Silver, 32. 

shower of, 121. 

Silverius, pope, 78. 
Simyrgwill, 210. 
Simplicius, pope, 72. 
Sinagh of I. Clothrann, 113. 
Sincheall m c Kean, 84. 
Sineall, b. of Moyville, 98. 
Siorna m c Deyn, 35, 36. 
Siracusa, 78. 
Sirelaw, 37, 213. 
Sithfrey, 151. 
Sithmath, 123. 
Sitrick, 146, 151, 169, 192, 213. 

m c Awley, 164, 169, 175. 

m c Convaye, 189. 

O'Hymer, 148, 170. 

Sixtus, pope, 65. 
Siwdayne, battle of, 246. 
Slaine, 75, 119, 122, 126, 129, 155. 
Slainy, dr. of O'Bryan, 295. 



Slane, a. of Louth, 120. 

son of Dela m c L., 15, 16. 

Slane. See Slaine. 

Slanoll, 35. 

Slaynge, son of Bartheleme, 13. 

Sleawyn, 73, 98. 

Slieve Beacha, 150. 

Beth, ii. 

Bleanne, 178. 

Bloome, 138, 198. 

Brey, 269. 

Corrann, 314. 

da-ene, 262. 

Eachtge, 277. 

Fwagde, 124, 131, 174. 

Gawe, 274. 

Gowlyn, 75. 

Grot, 173. 

Kava, 96. 

Louth, 241, 249, 

Mairge, 207. 

Mis, 37. 

Seysie, 233,243. 

Twa, 63,99. 

Sligeach (Sligo), 79, 239, 247, 270, 
289, 291, 300, 301, 311, 312,316, 

3i9 323- 
castle, 238, 249, 265, 275,304, 


river, 13. 

Slioght Cowchogrye, 308. 


Donnogh, 257. 

-Ferall, 308.' 

Fynyne, 257. 

Hugh Boy, 308. 

m c Shane, 308. 

Smerhie, 227. 

Smeyrtire, 63. 

Smergol, 32. 

Snamhe da en, 218. 

Sneriagall, a. of C., 126. 

Snow, great, 35, 36, 118, 157, 173, 

256, 282, 290. 
Soldan, the, 258. 
Solomon, 10, 22. 
Solomon's temple, 190. 
Sorares, 20. 
Sorge, 28. 
m c Duff, 31. 

Sosarinus, 16. 

Souarge, 28. 

Sovarke, 32. 

Spain, 3, 5, 21, 22, 23, 25, 59. 

Spaniards, 23, 59. 

Spartus, 14. 

Sphereus, 14. 

Srade -bally, 312. 

Srue, 20, 210. 

Sruhir, 236. 

Staff of Jesus, 197, 201. 

Stafford, Robert, 246. 

Stanton. See Stonton. 

Star, bright, 99. 

Stephen, k. of E., 215. 

St., 179, 262, 292. 

Stonton, Adam, 258. 
John, 277. 

Walter, 301. 

Stontons, Lord of the, 323. 
Strathkaron, battle of, no. 
Strongbow, Richard, 207. 
Suanus, St., of Rahin, 119, 221. 
Suck, the, 29, 120, 130, 236. 
Sufforne, S., 246. 
Suir, the, 15, 320. 
Sun, eclipses of, 141, 173. 

sworn by, 171. 

Suns, two, 144. 
Swanchean, 133. 
Swaniou, the, 97. 
Swarleagh, a. of Clonard, 142. 

b. of Power, 119. 

Swart, 146, 169. 

Sweep of Fanaid, the, 83. 

Sword of Charles, 163. 

of St. Finnan, 195. 

Swords, 170, 192. 
Swyne, 209. 

a. of Clonfert, 121. 

a. of Lynnlere, 149. 

m c Colman, 97, 103. 

m c Cwoihre, 105. 

m c Farny, a. of Armagh, 132. 

m c Konolaye, 113. 

Mean, 97, 99, 172. 

Swynie m c Duff D., 143. 

m c Moyleowa, 109. 

O'Hogan, 178. 

Swynies, the, 318. 



Swynshed, 229. 
Sye, battle of, 77. 
Symedes, 22. 

Symmachus, pope, 74, 75. 
Symon Breachus, 37, 210. 

m c Anfalgye, 287. 

Magus, 49. 

Syn, 42. 

Synan, the. See Shannon. 

Synods, 106, 124, 201, 224 228. 

Syonan, 112. 

Syvre, the. See Suir. 

Taburna, 68. 

Tahamore, 134. 

Tailten, 26, 108, 146, 148, 164. 

Tailty, dr. of o'Melaghlin, 190. 

Tain bo Cwailgne, 48. 

Tall, 211. 

Talo, battle of, 89. 

Talorg m c Cougusa, 115. 

Talorgan m c Fergus, 119. 

Tamberlane, 135. 

Tanaised Abbot, 147. 

Tandy mGwyer, 157. 

Tanist, 224, 257, 278, 279, 281, 

283, 285, 295, 300, 304, 308, 309, 

Tanning, 95. 
Tantanes, 27. 
Tara, 16, 26, 27, 34, 35, 42, 45, 47, 

52, 56, 59, 61, 64, 66, 71, 72, 

80, 86-88, 108, 124, 128, 130, 

138, 159, 165. 
- kings of, 54, 90, 122, 133, 

144, 148, 155, 162, 169, 176-178, 

189, 192, 200. 
Tarawnagh, 283. 
Targets, silver, 33. 
Tarileus, 27. 
Tarry, 42. 
Tartars, 258. 
Tauorne, 210. 
Taw Caissi, 71. 
Tawnye, p. of, 113. 
Taylchoynne, 174. 
Tea, 27. 

Teadochonna, 246. 
Teadoyne. See Rindown. 

Teaffa, 31, 69, in, 138, 146, 174, 

180-183, 189, 191, 192, 201, 203- 

kings of, 84, 88, 89, 91, 95, 

107, 117, 122, 136, 155, 156, 165, 

168, 183, 187, 189, 231, 234, 278, 


Teag m c Mordevor, 120. 
Teagasg Ri, 60. 
Teagh Eoin. See Rindown. 
Teallaghaagh, 260, 300. 

Donnoghaa, 256, 280, 314. 

Teamur, 27, 

Teanmay, 31. 

Tehille, 113, 118, 142, 143. 

Teig, son of Brian B., 168, 173, 


br. of Flathvertagh, 157. 

m c Faylan, 147. 

Temclene o'Doynne, 255. 
Templars, 267. 
Templevickinloyhe, 81. 
Terence, gr. son of Brian B., 167, 

Termon lands, 133, 140, 160, 178, 

182, 224. 

Testaments transcribed, 95. 
Thayde, 210. 

Theodorus, b. of Brittaine, no. 
heretic, 106. 

-pope, 103. 

Theodosius, emperor, 65, 106. 
Thineus, 27. 
Thomas, a. of Beanchor, 127. 

son of k. of E., 328. 

Thomond, 58, 168, 170, 181, 191, 

199, 202, 249, 267, 305. 

the earl of, 211. 

princes of, 196, 222, 237, 246, 

260, 267, 272, 277, 279, 302. 
Thracia, 18. 
Thunder, great, 116, 128, 171,241, 


Thunderbolt, 74, 75, 191, 262. 
Tiberius Caesar, 48. 
Tibreydultan, 223. 
Tigernach of Derymelly, 130. 
Tigernwas, 31, 210. 
Tinnie, bridge of, 227. 
Tionoye, 115. 



Tiprady, k. of C., 115. 
mCalgie, 97. 

mTeige, 126. 

Tyreagh, 59, 213. 

Tire Ailealla, 281, 283, 289, 295, 

Awley, 311,322. 

Bryan, 205, 266, 284, 294, 


Connell, 43, 76, 82, 92, 119, 

142, 154, 155, 157, 162-165, 168, 
172, 178, 232, 237, 238, 243, 247, 
250, 253, 260, 275, 289, 293, 300, 
306, 307,313,320. 

Daglasse, 105, 138, 139, 149, 


Dalogha, 192. 

Fiaghragh, 258, 262, 291, 

3 II > 312. 

Fiaghragh Aidhne, 216, 324. 

Hugh, 321. 

Owen, 29, 43, 141, 165, 172, 

197, 2O2, 220, 230, 236, 242, 


princes of, 164, 236, 282. 

Tirewirb, 211. 
Tirrhian sea, 42. 
Tobber Bride, 270. 

Tulske, 327. 

Togher-Mone-Koyne, 276. 
Toighigh O'Tigernie, 129. 
Tola m c D., b. of Clonard, 116. 
Tolorchan m c Anfrith, 105. 
Tolorg, 114. 

Tor, 133. 

Torbagh, a. of Armagh, 129. 
Torbert O'Duffe, 133. 
Torlan, 146. 
Tormair m c Alchi, 148. 
Tormyn m c Keile, 134. 
Tortan, battle of, 79. 
Torvearan m c Gallgoyle, 223. 
Tory, church of, 100. 
Toymnercke, 104. 
Toytin, prey of, 264. 
Tracy, Sir W., 207. 
Trajan, emperor, 52. 
Tredath, 201. 
Tree in Moyeayre, 159. 
Treoide, 122. 

Trevan, 133. 

Triagharney, 42. 

Triah, 42. 

Tribute, 134. 

Trim, 131, 190, 228, 307, 308. 

Trinity I. in L. Ke, 240, 243. 

in L. Oghter, 241, 244. 

Trinity, order of the, 240. 
Trogy, bog of, 36. 

Trojan war, 18. 
Trojans, 18. 
Troy, 1 8, 21. 
Tryme. See Trim. 
Tuite, David, 252. 

Hodgin, 328. 

John, 252. 

Lawrence, 308. 

Richard, 224, 237, 244, 246, 

2 49. 257. 

Tulanes, 27. 

Tullagh Brefnagh, 314. 

Tullean, 156. 

Turgesius, 133, 139. 

Turkill, 133. 

Turks, 134. 

Turren (Tours), 63, 64. 

Tuylelaidh, a. of Kildare, 143. 

Twachar, b. of Kildare, 136. 

Twagarta, a. of Keyndea, 149. 

Twahal, k. of L., 115. 

m c Awgaire, 157. 

m c Feraye, 133. 

m c Morgan, 106. 

m c Moyle Rowa, 163. 

m c Oenganann, 148. 

Moylegarve, 72, 78-80, 171. 

Teachtwar, 16, 50, 52, 54, 


Twaliah, q. of L., 119. 

Twaime (Tuam), 217, 220, 224, 230, 

241, 267, 286, 298, 299,327. 
Grenie, 119, 127. 

Seancha, 312. 

Twamsnawa, k. of O., 97, 101, 

Twatha de Danann, 3, 16, 17, 21, 

25, 26, 27, 65. 

Twathas, the, 253, 263, 288, 291. 
Twenoc, a. of Ferns, 106. 
Twilleliah, a. of Cloncuiffne, 125. 



Tygernwas, 31, 210. 
Tymnen of Kilgarad, 114. 
Tymochwa, 149. 
Tymoling, 149. 

Tymonna, 102, 125, 130, 132, 309. 
Tympanist, 286, 302. 
Tyre. See Tire. 
Tyrenmore, castle of, 238. 
Tyreneaghtynn, 275. 
Tyrenna, 275. 
Tyrone. See Tireowen. 
Tyrrell, Geready, 299. 
- John, 239. 

Sir Walter, 215. 

Tyrrhian sea, 42, 64, 296. 

Uaisle, dr. of Swynie, 103. 
Uaran, 220. 

Ugaine Mor, 41-43, 210. 
Ulgarg o'Kyerga, 165. 
Ullemanagh, 249. 
Ullemme Wanagh, 235. 
Ulster, 15, 16, 28, 32-41, 43, 4 6 ~4 8 > 
50, 54, 63, 66, 70, 73, 80, 83, 84, 

107, 115, 118, 125, 130, 131, 133, 
139, 150, 168, 169, 173, 177, 187- 

189, 202, 217, 22O, 223, 226, 229, 
236, 237, 253, 268-271, 277, 289, 
293, 296, 302, 307, 308. 

countess of, 260. 
earls of, 229, 236, 245, 247- 
249, 256, 257, 259, 266, 268, 284, 
285, 286, 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 
295, 297. 
kings of, 34, 37, 41, 44, 47-49, 

54. 55. 6 9> 7 2 > 8 4> 8 9> 9. 97. IOI 

108, 118, 127, 135, 137, 143, 146, 
152, 159, 179, 180, 185, 191, 202, 
216, 236, 284, 301,319, 324. 

Ulstermen, 50, 56, 74, 89, 90, 107, 
in, 127, 132, 153, 164, 177, 181, 
189, 214, 236, 269, 271. 

Ultan m c Dicholla, 109. 

m c Ernany, 106. 

m c lchonga, 107. 

St., 105. 

Un m c Uga, 28, 29. 

Unonn, 189. 

Upercroossann, 116. 

Uriell, 54, 163, 189, 191, 195, 206, 

213, 271, 286, 291, 298, 300,312, 


bishops of, 213, 300. 

princes of, 97, 146, 182, 201, 

205, 215, 249, 253, 267, 293, 294, 

296, 300, 302. 
Urnie, the, 307. 
Usneagh, 38, 75, 192. 
Utices, 107. 
Uwlfie, 143. 

Vaghan more, 48. 
Vaghter-herye, 279. 
Valentinian, 70. 
Varde eallae, 216. 
Venemous beasts, 19. 
Verdon. See De Verden. 
Vertiger, 70. 
Vespation, 50. 
Via Salaria, 78. 
Victor, the angel, 63. 
Vigilius, pope, 78, 84, 106. 
Vinianus, 89. 
Virgil, 44. 

a. of Tyrdaglass, 149. 

Vitalianus, pope, 104. 

Wales, 9, 48, 96, 109, 238, 324. 

- kings of, 85, 86, 155, 163, 173, 

180, 204, 207, 244, 261. 
Wallagh, 39. 

Wallaghan mCahall, 144. 
Walter English, 134. 

O'Salerna, 241. 

Wasbagh, 133. 

Waterford, 15, 145, 148, 159, 164, 

168, 170, 190, 194, 196. 

bishop of, 222. 

Wattin, of Tireawley, 322. 

Weaving, 314. 

Wells, sacred, 99. 

Welshmen, 8, 9, 14, 68, 100, 107, 

119, 131, 141, 206, 214, 324. 
Westmeath, 38, 51, 73, 74, 102, 

182, 190, 191, 195, 198, 306. 
Westminster, 27, 253. 


Wexford, 138, 150, 308. 

Whale, 1 1 8. 

Wheat, showers of, 121, 170 

Wicklow, 66. 

William March, 231. 

Marshall, 230, 234. 

Rufus, 184, 215. 

the Conqueror, 179, 184, 215. 

the Conqueror (Burke), 248. 

Wind, boisterous, 67, 91, 109, 160, 
162, 196, 229. 


Wind, sworn by, 71. 
Wine, kyve of, 77. 
Wirgrean, sons of, 61. 
Witchraft, 25, 117. 
Wolf speaking, no. 

Xistus, pope, 09. 

York, 92, 142, 152, 154, 156. 


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